Kids in Autumn

Autumn leaves are whirling round
Buttercups and clover crowns
Fires in hearths are flickering
Autumn is for gathering

Round the table big and small
Talk about the day, we’re all
Listening and chiming in
Little haven glimmering

Cosy nooks with bedtime bears
Family togetherness
Cardamom and papercrafts
Shut the world out, home at last

Woolly blankets on the beds
Crochet stars and flowers red
Books piled high, close our eyes
Outside darkness drawing nigh

Light a candle on the hearth
Add another so they last
Autumn leaves they blanket down
On buttercups and clover crowns

© Claudia Robin Gunn