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WIND AND THE LEAVES
“Come, little leaves,” said the wind one day,
“Come o’er the meadows with me, and play.
Put on your dresses of red and gold; -
Summer is gone, and the days grow cold.”
Soon as the leaves heard the wind’s low call,
Down they came fluttering, one and all;
Over the brown fields they danced and flew,
Singing the soft little songs they knew.
“Cricket, good-by, we’ve been friends so long!
Pretty brook, sing us your farewell song; -
Say you are sorry to see us go.
Oh! you will miss us, right well we know.
“Dear little lambs, in your fleecy fold,
Mother will keep you from harm and cold;
Fondly we’ve watched you in vale and glade:
Say, will you dream of our loving shade?”
Dancing and whirling, the little leaves went:
Winter had called them, and they were content.
Soon fast asleep in their earthly beds,
The snow laid a coverlet over their heads.
1. Who is speaking in the 1st stanza?
2. Who is speaking in the 3rd stanza?
3. What time of the year is it? How do you know?
4. What are the dresses of red and gold?
5. Who asked the leaves to put on their dresses of red and gold?
6. How did the leaves sing their songs?
7. Why do you think the cricket and leaves were friends?
8. Why do you think the leaves and the brook were friends?
9. Why do you think the lambs and the leaves were friends?
10. How does a brook sing? Did you ever hear one?
11. What is a “fleecy fold”? Do lambs “dream”?
12. How did winter call the leaves?
13. In what kind of bed did the leaves finally sleep?
Illustrate the poem. Write a story about the wind and the leaves.