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Linda Baker Female, 58, United States (11/13/2012 9:10:00 AM)

This is part of a poem my mother would sing to her grand children. Is it familiar to anyone?

Come little leaf said the wind one day
Over the fields with me to play
Put on your blanket of red and gold
Summer is gone and the night is cold

Thanks.

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  • Freshman - 1,329 Points Laura Burns (11/13/2012 10:31:00 AM) Post reply

    The poem is " Come Little Leaves, " by George Cooper:

    " Come, little leaves, ”
    Said the wind one day,
    “Come over the meadows
    With me, and play;
    Put on your dresses
    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 meadows
    They danced and flew,
    Singing the soft
    Little songs they knew.

    Dancing and flying
    The little leaves went;
    Winter had called them
    And they were content-
    Soon fast asleep
    In their earthy beds,
    The snow laid a soft mantle
    Over their heads.

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