Wednesday, September 27, 2006

"October's Party"

In Honor of Fall, I give you George Cooper's "October's Party"

October's Party
October gave a party;
The leaves by hundreds came —
The Chestnuts, Oaks, and Maples,
And leaves of every name.
The Sunshine spread a carpet,
And everything was grand,
Miss Weather led the dancing,
Professor Wind the band.
The Chestnuts came in yellow,
The Oaks in crimson dressed;
The lovely Misses Maple
In scarlet looked their best;
All balanced to their partners,
And gaily fluttered by;
The sight was like a rainbow
New fallen from the sky.
Then, in the rustic hollow,
At hide-and-seek they played,
The party closed at sundown,
And everybody stayed.
Professor Wind played louder;
They flew along the ground;
And then the party ended
In jolly “hands around.”
- George Cooper
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and the forecast for Saturday has already been amended to "around 80"...I knew it...

1 comment:

sjdecorates said...

I LOVE this poem...what a party they are having! Sounds delightful!

it's all about the journey...