October note: October's party

When I first discovered this poem I thought it was such a fun vivid expression of my favorite month of the year in my favorite season. In my house alone we have 3 birthdays in October - I am one of them. In dayhome we have a total of 4 (not including me) woozah!
It's a busy month for us.

I have recited parts of this poem for the kids, and I am thinking of a way that we can use the poem in one of our painting sessions or even a little play(?)

October's Party 

October gave a party;
The leaves by hundreds came-

The Chestnuts, Oaks, and Maples,
And leaves of every name.
The Sunshine spread a carpet,
And everything was grand,
Miss Weather led the dancing,
Professor Wind the band.

The Chestnuts came in yellow,
The Oaks in crimson dressed;
The lovely Misses Maple
In scarlet looked their best;
All balanced to their partners,
And gaily fluttered by;
The sight was like a rainbow
New fallen from the sky.

Then, in the rustic hollow,
At hide-and-seek they played,
The party closed at sundown,
And everybody stayed.
Professor Wind played louder;
They flew along the ground;
And then the party ended
In jolly "hands around."

by:George Cooper 
And then the party ended
In jolly "hands around."

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