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Looking Back: Leaves
, p. 30

Hooper, John, Author
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Written: 16 October 1996
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.35012 Longitude: -78.73286
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I was taking my annual trip up through Algonquin Park, Dorset, Haliburton down to Lindsay and then back to Ottawa.

Accompanying me was my camera as I wanted to take some pictures of the fall scenery that I love so much.

As I drove along one of the back roads I suddenly remembered a poem students had to learn from memory in school written by George Cooper and decided to share it with you. It was titled "The Wind & 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 loud call,

Down they came fluttering, one and all;

Over the brown fields they danced and flew,

Singing the soft little songs they knew.


Dancing and flying, the little leaves went;

Winter had called them, and they were content.

Soon fast asleep in their earthy beds,

The snow laid a blanket over their heads.

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Looking Back: Leaves