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


Fall Poems

A Fall Song
by Ellen Robena Field

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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

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by Robert Louis Stevenson

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by John Greenleaf Whittier

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by Michael Collins

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Autumn Poems for Kids - Children's Fall PoetrySeptember

by Helen Hunt Jackson

The goldenrod is yellow;
The corn is turning brown;
The trees in apple orchards
With fruit are bending down.

The gentian's bluest fringes
Are curling in the sun;
In dusky pods the milkweed
Its hidden silk has spun.

The sedges flaunt their harvest
In every meadow-nook;
And asters by the brookside
Make asters in the brook.

From dewy lanes at morning
The grapes' sweet odors rise;
At noon the roads all flutter
With yellow butterflies.

By all these lovely tokens
September days are here,
With summer's best of weather,
And autumn's best of cheer.

NOTES AND QUESTIONS

Biography

Helen Hunt Jackson (1831-1885) was an American poet and novelist. She was born in Amherst, Massachusetts, where her father was a professor in Amherst College, but she spent much of her life in California. She married a banker in Colorado Springs, Colorado, where she lived for a few years. Her poems are very beautiful, and "September" and "October's Bright Blue Weather" are especially good pictures of these autumn months.

Discussion

  1. What comparison is made in the first stanza between June and October?
  2. Why is the bumblebee described as "loud"?
  3. Compare the description of the goldenrod in this poem with the description of the goldenrod in "September."
  4. Compare the description of the apples in this poem with the description of the apples in "September."
  5. Find the line that tells why the "gentians roll their fringes tight."
  6. What is the color of the woodbine leaves?
  7. What are the "wayside things" usually called?
  8. What do good comrades like to do in October?
  9. Why are we sorry to have October go?
  10. Find in the meaning of: fragrant;
    twining; aftermath; haunts.
  11. Pronounce: rival; vagrant; freighting.

Phrases for Study:

rival for one hour, hush of woods, belated, thriftless vagrant, count like misers, satin burs, count all your boasts, idle, golden freighting.

 

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