Walking down Normal Avenue

Had a reason to walk downtown to the post office.
Not really thinking anything, an old poem kept running in my head.

In Autumn
They’re coming down in showers,
The leaves all gold and red;
They’re covering the little flowers,
And tucking them in bed.
They’ve spread a fairy carpet
All up and down the street;
And when we skip along to school
They rustle ‘neath our feet.

~~Fannie Montgomery


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12 Responses to Walking down Normal Avenue

  1. Mrs SEB says:

    An Autumn Day

    Pumpkins in the cornfield,
    Gold among the brown,
    Leaves of rust and scarlet
    Trembling slowly down;
    Birds that travel southward,
    Lovely time to play;
    Nothing is as pleasant
    As an autumn day!

    -Carmen Lagos Signes

    I found this one when I was teaching and designing a bulletin board.

  2. MrsDoF says:

    Ah, yes, that’s where mine came from as well.
    As Daycare Teacher’s Assistant, I was always working on bulletin boards, but this particular poem became a header for the newsletter.

  3. Cindy in Tennessee says:

    How enjoyable to remember poems….
    I enjoy reading your messages. Thanks for sending them to me.
    Hope things are going well for you up there in the “cold” lands
    It is just now starting to get chilly. GREAT football weather!

  4. Reenie says:

    Oh how I miss the fall!

  5. Heidi says:

    Hi, I’m here via Owlhaven…I’ve lurked on your site before so ‘HI’.

    Lovely picture and poem BTW…I love Fall!!!

  6. Owlhaven says:

    Thanks for playing the ‘comment’ game over at my place!

    Mary, mom to many

  7. Blaine says:

    Here from Owlhaven…

    What a lovely Fall photo. We don’t have Fall here in So Cal; just fire season.

  8. caroline says:

    nice poem and perfect for the weather 🙂

  9. Wendy says:

    Sorry about the comment at my place. They are both published. I just switched to Blogger beta and have had some trouble getting used to it. So far I am wishing I never did. Oh well.

  10. Stephanie says:

    So so beautiful!!!! Thank you.

  11. Maria says:

    Oh you make me long for the Grand Avenue of my childhood and the walk to Incarnation Grade School in Minneapolis. Thanks for stirring my heart strings and sweet memories.