Saturday, 1 October 2016

The first day of October today! After an extended summer there are very few signs of Autumn here in the south of England, but no doubt it is on its way.

So, here is a poem about Autumn, and animals and birds making preparations for winter habitats.

There are more Autumn poems to be found on my web-site, but please remember, all my poems are copyright, and  permission is needed for any publication of them.   You are however welcome to use them with children at home or in schools.

Whispering in the Woodland

Whispering in the woodland,

Sighing in the trees,

Is the sound of autumn coming

In the rustling of the leaves. 


There are scampering little rabbits

Seeking burrows under ground,

And squirrels storing winter food

Of acorns they have found. 


The busy bees of summer time

Are dozy now and seek their hive.

While soaring swallows soon to go,

Swoop and swirl, and dip and dive. 


Shuffling in the hedgerow,

Snuffling in the leaves

Is the sound of hedgehogs’ busy,

Making homes beneath the trees. 


©Brenda Williams

No comments:

Post a Comment