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Printable Fall poems for kids - children's printable poetry for Autumn


Fall Poems

A Fall Song
by Ellen Robena Field

A Naughty Pumpkin's Fate
Author Unknown

A Song of the Woods
by Winifred Sackville Stoner, Jr.
Autumn Fires
by Robert Louis Stevenson

Autumn, Queen of Year
by Winifred Sackville Stoner, Jr.

Down to Sleep
by Helen Hunt Jackson

Farewell to the Farm
by Robert Louis Stevenson

Gathering Leaves
by Robert Frost

How the Leaves Came Down
by Susan Coolidge

Jack Frost
by Gabriel Setoun

Jack Frost
by Hannah F. Gould

My Treasures
by Robert Louis Stevenson

November Morning
by Evaleen Stein

November
by Alice Cary

October's Bright Blue Weather
by Helen Hunt Jackson

September
by Helen Hunt Jackson

The Grapevine Swing
by Samuel Minturn Peck

The Hayloft
by Robert Louis Stevenson

The Huskers
by John Greenleaf Whittier

The Oak
by Michael Collins

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Children's Fall Literature
Autumn Poetry and Recitals for Teachers

 
 

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Autumn Poems for Kids - Children's Fall PoetryHow the Leaves Came Down

by Susan Coolidge

"I'll tell you how the leaves came down,"
The great tree to his children said,
"You're getting sleepy, Yellow and Brown,
Yes, very sleepy, little Red.
It is quite time to go to bed."

"Ah!" begged each silly, pouting leaf,
"Let us a little longer stay;
Dear Father Tree, behold our grief;
Tis such a very pleasant day
We do not want to go away."

So, for just one more merry day
To the great tree the leaflets clung,
Frolicked and danced, and had their way,
Upon the autumn breezes swung,
Whispering all their sports among,--

"Perhaps the great tree will forget,
And let us stay until the spring,
If we all beg, and coax, and fret."
But the great tree did no such thing;
He smiled to hear their whispering.

"Come, children, all to bed," he cried;
And ere the leaves could urge their prayer,
He shook his head, and far and wide,
Fluttering and rustling everywhere,
Down sped the leaflets through the air.

I saw them; on the ground they lay,
Golden and red, a huddled swarm,
Waiting till one from far away,
White bedclothes heaped upon her arm,
Should come to wrap them safe and warm.

The great bare tree looked down and smiled,
"Good-night, dear little leaves," he said.
And from below each sleepy child
Replied, "Good-night," and murmured,
"It is so nice to go to bed!"

 

 

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