Monday, September 21, 2009

Charlotte Zolotow

C.Z. was such a fantastic writer, and really loved writing about the seasons. I Like to Be Little and Summer Is ... (both by her) are also good books to introduce Fall.

I first found her poem "Autumn" in the anthology A Year Full of Poems which is excellent (I don't think you can EVER have too many books of poetry). It's found on page 100.


Now the summer is grown old
the light long summer
is grown old.

Leaves change
and the garden is gold
with marigolds and zinnias
tangled and bold
blazing blazing
orange and gold.

The light long summer
is grown old.

Charlotte Zolotow

This would be a lovely poem to memorize for circle time and lends itself well to watercolor paintings, don't you think?

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