Looking For A Poem
(6/14/2012 4:54:00 AM)
October's Party, by George Cooper,1840-1927
included in " School Record: Volume 6, Issue 2, " 1897
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 jolly " hands around."
(5/17/2012 10:33:00 PM)
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The " Matilda Jane" poem is from Lewis Carroll's book Sylvie and Bruno:
Matilda Jane, you never look
At any toy or picture-book:
I show you pretty things in vain—
You must be blind, Matilda Jane
I ask you riddles, tell you tales,
But all our conversation fails:
You never answer me again—
I fear you’re dumb, Matilda Jane!
Matilda, darling, when I call,
You never seem to hear at all:
I shout with all my might and main—
but you’re so deaf, Matilda Jane!
Matilda Jane, you needn’t mind:
For, though you’re deaf, and dumb, and blind,
There’s some one loves you, it is plain—
And that is me, Matilda Jane!
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