Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Come Little Leaves

Come, little leaves,
Said the wind one day;
Come over the meadows
With me and play.
Put on your dresses
Of red and gold;
For the days grow short,
And the nights grow cold.

Soon as the leaves
Heard the wind's loud call,
Down they came fluttering,
One and all.
Over the meadows
They danced and flew,
All singing the soft
Little songs they knew.

Dancing and flying,
The leaves went along,
Til Winter called them
To end their sweet song.
Soon, fast asleep
In their earthy beds,
The snow lay a coverlet
O'er their heads.

~George Cooper

My friend posted this poem on a homeschool forum.  Isn't it lovely?