Do you like to read? I do! I love to read poetry. Did you know that the hymns we sing in church are poems? When you sing songs to Jesus, you're reciting poetry to music! That's pretty cool.

If you have a hymnal at home, take it out and turn to your favorite hymn. Instead of singing it, read it out loud. How did the words of that song make you feel? How can apply those words to your life today? Where in the Bible do those words come from (ask mom or dad!)? 

Next time you're at church, really think about what you're singing. Think about the words and what they mean to you! 

For now, I've written out a couple of my favorite fall poems.  Let me know if you like them and what your favorite poems are! 

Your Friend, Christine

 

Fall, Leaves, Fall

Fall, leaves, fall; die, flowers, away;

Lengthen night and shorten day;

Every leaf speaks bliss to me

Fluttering from the autumn tree.

I shall smile when wreaths of snow

Blossom where the rose should grow;

I shall sing when night's decay

Ushers in a drearier day.

By Emily Bronte

 

Autumn Fires

In the other gardens

And all up in the vale,

From the autumn bonfires

See the smoke trail!

 

Pleasant summer over,

And all the summer flowers,

The red fire blazes,

The grey smoke towers.

 

Sing a song of seasons!

Something bright in all!

Flowers in the summer,

Fires in the fall!

By Robert Louis Stevenson

 

Nothing Gold Can Stay

Nature's first green is gold,

Her hardest hue to hold.

Her early leaf's a flower;

But only for an hour.

Then leaf subsides to leaf.

So Eden sank to grief,

So dawn goes down to day.

Nothing gold can stay.

By Robert Frost