Famous Nature Poem

In "The Wind and the Leaves" by George Cooper (1840-1927), the wind's playful call beckons the leaves to embrace the changing season, marking the transition from vibrant summer to the chill of fall. The poem weaves personification and vivid imagery to give life to the leaves, as they respond to the wind's invitation with a colorful dance and songs. Amidst their joyful play, they bid farewell to their fellow creatures, embodying a sense of camaraderie and interconnectedness with nature. The poem captures the cyclical nature of life as the leaves eventually succumb to their winter slumber, covered by a blanket of snow, symbolizing the rhythm of renewal and rest in the natural world.

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The Wind And The Leaves


"Come, little leaves," said the wind one day.
"Come o'er the meadows with me, and play'
Put on your dress of red and gold,—
Summer is gone, and the days grow cold."

Soon as the leaves heard the wind's loud call,
Down they came fluttering, one and all;
Over the brown fields they danced and flew,
Singing the soft little songs they knew.

"Cricket, good-by, we've been friends so long;
Little brook, sing us your farewell song,—
Say you are sorry to see us go;
Ah! you will miss us, right well we know."

"Dear little lambs, in your fleecy fold,
Mother will keep you from harm and cold;
Fondly we've watched you in vale and glade;
Say, will you dream of our loving shade?"

Dancing and whirling, the little leaves went;
Winter had called them, and they were content.
Soon fast asleep in their earthy beds,
The snow laid a coverlet over their heads.


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