Saturday, November 08, 2008

Farewell to the Leaves

The weather has turned windy, rainy and cold this weekend, and I am mournfully saying goodbye to the beautiful autumn foliage....

by E.L. Brady

How silently they tumble down
And come to rest upon the ground
To lay a carpet, rich and rare,
Beneath the trees without a care,
Content to sleep, their work well done,
Colors gleaming in the sun.
At other times, they wildly fly
Until they nearly reach the sky.
Twisting, turning through the air
Till all the trees stand stark and bare.
Exhausted, drop to earth below
To wait, like children, for the snow.

A Fall Song
by Ellen Robena Field

Golden and red trees
Nod to the soft breeze,
As it whispers, "Winter is near;"
And the brown nuts fall
At the wind's loud call,
For this is the Fall of the year.

Good-by, sweet flowers!
Through bright Summer hours
You have filled our hearts with cheer
We shall miss you so,
And yet you must go,
For this is the Fall of the year.

Now the days grow cold,
As the year grows old,
And the meadows are brown and sere;
Brave robin redbreast
Has gone from his nest,
For this is the Fall of the year.

I do softly pray
At the close of day,
That the little children, so dear,
May as purely grow
As the fleecy snow
That follows the Fall of the year.


Melinda said...

Thanks for sharing those lovely poems. Fall is in all it's glory here but a few windy days have stripped a lot of the leaves. Winter is coming.

Islandsparrow said...

Great poems - our leaves are all down too. We've had some brisk winds so I'm hoping they will blow away before I'm "forced" to get the rake out :)