Tonight I was looking through a scrapbook full of poems that my Grandma saved from newspapers and magazines. The poems are from about 50 years ago.
The ones that I chose to share tonight have an autumn theme.
Since this week is the start of fall or autumn they are timely and also give us something to look forward too over the next couple of months.
Bertha Reynolds Hudelson
Just yesterday I played a game
With our big maple tree.
It sent a thousand golden leaves
Showering down on me.
I tried to catch the lovely things
Sailing through the air.
I rushed around, and captured one,
Tight in my curly hair!
When blades of grass are turning brown
And autumn leaves come floating down,
I dance with them on lawn and street
And scuffle through them with my feet.
Then to one special spot I take
All I can gather with my rake,
Heaping them high above my head
To make a giant featherbed,
Where, when I climb on top to rest,
I sink into a cozy nest.
Carmen Lagos Signes
Pumpkins in the cornfields,
Gold among the brown,
Leaves of rust and scarlet
Trembling slowly down;
Birds that travel southward,
Lovely time to play;
Nothing is as pleasant
As an autumn day!
William Allen Ward
An artist who uses
An oak leaf on which
To paint a masterpiece.
I hope you enjoyed these short poems about autumn. They are bringing back many memories as I read them.
See also: More Autumn Poems