Tuesday, November 01, 2016

"October" -- Elsa Beskow


Golden, you are, 
Golden sovereigns on your trees.
Golden guineas on your floor,
gold coins of leaves that fall
for us to scuffle through
and rustle
and rattle
and hustle
and scrabble
and dabble
and paddle
as they fall
into an October carpet
which hides
our shoes.

A bookseller (Michelle, perhaps?) at Carmichael's Kids Bookstore in Louisville recommended this author to me, and I loved the poem for October so much that I wanted to share it here. The drawings included are delightful little sketches, too, and I hope to add more by this author to our library soon!

Farewell, October. You were not as cool-temperatured as I might have liked, but you were, as always, my favorite month.

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