It’s time to let the summer go

And time for autumn winds to blow.

   It’s time to shake off summer’s leaves

   And find dry homes for harvest sheaves.


It’s time to let in misty morns

And draw back the awakening dawn;

    It’s time to drop the ripening fruits -

    Send migrating birds upon their routes -


Clear up the leaves, plant bulbs for spring;

Sing harvest hymns – come loudly sing!

   Thank God for autumn’s golden glow,

   Forerunner of the winter’s snow.


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*Published in 2010 by AMS Educational Ltd.  This was one of many poems chosen by children and teachers in many schools across West Yorkshire.  (Josie's Poems: "Nature Poems."


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