October’s Party

Chanced upon this beautiful and delightful poem by George Cooper. While visiting New Zealand I was overjoyed to see these brightly coloured trees against deep blue skies; a rare sight back home! I could not take my eyes off the trees, plants, flowers, grass and weeds. This is an October full of splendour!

”October gave a party;
The leaves in hundreds came
The Chestnuts, Oaks and Maples
And leaves of every name.

The Sunshine spread the 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 at sundown,
And everybody stayed.
Professor Wind played louder;
They flew along the ground;
And then the party ended
In jolly “hands around”.

Thank you October, as you’re waving hands bidding adieu, for all the bright and joyful memories you gave me. Good bye until we meet next year! Let me get ready to welcome a November to remember.

8 thoughts on “October’s Party

  1. Both the trees and the poem are delightful. We don’t have that kind of autumn color here, so it’s always nice to see it from other places.

    I did enjoy the poem — it has quite a lilt! I like the personification of the wind and weather, too. It’s perfectly charming.

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  2. Mind blowing….what a wonderful way to say goodbye to the most artistic month of the year!!!!! I truly enjoyed each moment still with your camera and this poetry is really intoxicating!!! Always look forward to your posts for more classical ideas, till then…love and hugs..

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