Autumn Song

Illustration of happy children for Katherine Mansfield Autumn poem
The pleasures of childhood in the season of Autumn/ Fall.
Autumn Song

 

Now’s the time when children’s noses
All become as red as roses
And the colour of their faces
Makes me think of orchard places
Where the juicy apples grow,
And tomatoes in a row.

And to-day the hardened sinner
Never could be late for dinner,
But will jump up to the table
Just as soon as he is able,
Ask for three times hot roast mutton–
Oh! the shocking little glutton.

Come then, find your ball and racket,
Pop into your winter jacket,
With the lovely bear-skin lining.
While the sun is brightly shining,
Let us run and play together
And just love the autumn weather.

 

POEMS FOR KIDS BY KATHERINE MANSFIELD

Header illustration by JKLR

LET’S CHAT ABOUT THE POEMS ~ IDEAS FOR TALKING WITH KIDS

Nature

1. What do you enjoy doing in the Autumn/ Fall?

2. What does Autumn/ Fall smell like? What does it taste like? What does it sound like?

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