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October Poetry

Updated: Oct 14, 2021

October's Party -Week 1

by George Cooper

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.'

Week 2 -October 10th-16th

Autumn Pond Week

The Lake Isle of Innisfree

By W.B. Yeats

I will arise and go now, and go to Innisfree, And a small cabin build there, of clay and wattles made; Nine bean-rows will I have there, a hive for the honey-bee, And live alone in the bee-loud glade. And I shall have some peace there, for peace comes dropping slow, Dropping from the veils of the morning to where the cricket sings; There midnight’s all a glimmer, and noon a purple glow, And evening full of the linnet’s wings. I will arise and go now, for always night and day 36 I hear lake water lapping with low sounds by the shore; While I stand on the roadway, or on the pavements grey, I hear it in the deep heart’s core.

Week 3 -October 17th-23rd

Autumn Tree Week

Autumn Fancies

by Anonymous

The maple is a dainty maid, The pet of all the wood, Who lights the dusky forest glade With scarlet cloak and hood. The elm a lovely lady is, In shimmering robes of gold, That catch the sunlight when she moves, And glisten, fold on fold. The sumac is a gypsy queen, Who flaunts in crimson dressed, And wild along the roadside runs, Red blossoms in her breast. And towering high above the wood, All in his purple cloak, A monarch in his splendour is The proud and princely oak.

Week 4 -October 24th-30th

Pumpkins Week


~ Traditional

Golden in the garden,

Golden in the glen,

Golden, golden, golden

October’s here again.

Golden in the tree-tops

Golden in the sky,

Golden, golden, golden

October’s here again.

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