George Cooper

October's Party

October gave a party;

The leaves by hundreds came,

The Chestnuts, Oaks, and Maples,

And leaves of every name.

The sunshine spread a carpet,

And everything was grand;

Miss Weather led the dancing,

Professor Wind the band.

The Chestnuts came in yellow,

The Oaks in crimson dressed,

The lovely Misses Maple

In scarlet looked their best.

All balanced to their partners

And gaily fluttered by;

The sight was like a rainbow

New fallen from the sky.

Then in the rustic hollow

At hide-and-seek they played;

The party closed at sundown

And everybody stayed.

Professor Wind played louder;

They flew along the ground,

And then the party ended

In hands across, all round.