With the striking fall leaves surrounding us, and the warm Indian summer sunshine toasting the autumn season, today seems like the perfect day for leaf painting.
Poetry seems like a natural extension of leaf painting. We read many poems about fall. This one is our favorite.
Autumn Fires by Robert Louis Stevenson, A Child’s Garden of Verses, 1885
|In the other gardens
And all up the vale,
From the autumn bonfires
See the smoke trail!Pleasant summer over
And all the summer flowers,
The red fire blazes,
The gray smoke towers.
Sing a song of seasons!
Bounce wrote numerous “leaf” poems. He also wrote, “Bounce’s Books of Poetry”
Here is Bounce’s favorite from his personal collection.
Leaves, Leaves, Leaves
Sprinkle colors as they fall
Reds and yellows, blues and greens
Building piles for us all
Jump, Jump, Jump
Leaves crackle in the breeze
Nipping at your nose
As your toes begin to freeze