Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, DO YOU KNOW?, by EFFIE WALLER SMITH



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First Line: Do you know the grapes are purpling
Last Line: You would know that autumn's here.
Subject(s): Autumn; Nature; Seasons; Fall


Do you know the grapes are purpling,
And the nuts are falling down?
Do you know the leaves are turning,
Turning yellow, red and brown?

Do you know the grass has withered,
That it does no longer grow?
Do you know the white field-daisy
Faded, faded long ago?

Do you know that in the orchard
Apple trees are bending down
With their weight of red, red pippins
And of russets golden brown?

Do you know down by the roadside
By the road you oft have trod,
Blooming lovely 'spite of dust
Is the gaudy golden rod?

Do you know that in the cornfield
Heaps of yellow pumpkins lie?
Do you know that to the Southland
Birdies have begun to fly?

If you'd leave the smoky city
You would know these things, my dear,
And would only look about you,
You would know that Autumn's here.





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