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How The Leaves Came Down


How The Leaves Came Down

"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!"

                        By Susan Coolidge


Well Junie Moon did it again with a wonderful post about how to paint a gourd

I think she should be hosting Autumn Bliss, she has such perfectly fall ideas !!!


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Pearl Maple

Sweet poem and darling little picture to go with it. Thank you for sharing.

Added a bit of Maple flavoured Bliss to my blog to day. Roll on Autumn Bliss and the fun that goes with it.


That's darling!


LOVE this poem! Will share with kids tomorrow. Thanks for sharing it! XXOO-Angie


I, too LOVE this poem! Thanks so much for sharing it. I've never read it before! I'll read it to the kids tomorrow. They'll love it too. XXOO Angie


That was lovely. Thank you.


I love, love, love this poem!
Thank you Clarice.



What a nice poem. So old fashioned and innocent.


My goodness you have been busy! How will I ever catch up? Love your new seasonal background. I hung up my darling Fall acorn fairy today -- remember her? Thinking of you with a smile.


Cute poem and I love the new look.


I love the new look, Clarice! Sweet poem, too.

Junie Moon

What a lovely poem and so evocative of autumn--truly a bit of autumnal bliss to grace our day. Thank you for sharing the poem and you are the perfect hostess for Autumn Bliss Week--I greatly appreciate the opportunity to participate.


Just lovely, Clarice!




Lovely poem..

Thanks for sharing it.

Jill 00


I love the poem, and your Autumn Bliss.

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