20+ Best Poems for October and November

We love our morning time habit of reading the same poem every day for one week! It is how our morning time began over 5 years ago and it continues to add beautiful words and ideas to our family culture . . . . and our imaginations!

I love just picking up any poem that speaks to me and sharing it with the kids. But I also like choosing poems that especially call to mind the seasons and upcoming holidays.

Here are our favorite poems for October and November that bring to mind the joys of the season: the spookiness of Halloween, the crispness of ripe apples, the nip of frost in the air, and the colors of the changing leaves.

Something Told the Wild Geese by Rachel Field

The Oven Bird by Robert Frost

Late October by Sara Teasdale

When the Frost is on the Punkin by James Whitcomb Riley

The Raven by Edgar Allan Poe

The Hag by Robert Herrick

Song of the Witches: “Double, double toil and trouble” by William Shakespeare

hist whist by ee cummings

The Witches' Ride by Karla Kuskin

What is Orange? By Mary O'Neill

Theme in Yellow  by Carl Sandburg

Autumn by William Jay Smith

Autumn by Emily Dickinson

Dusk in Autumn by Sara Teasdale

The Oak by Alfred Lord Tennyson

Autumn Thoughts by John Greenleaf Whittier

Song for Autumn by Mary Oliver

To Autumn by John Keats

November by Walter de la Mare

The Road Not Taken by Robert Frost

Thanksgiving Time by Langston Hughes

The New-England Boy's Song about Thanksgiving Day by Lydia Maria Child

What are your poetry favorites for fall?

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1 comment:

  1. I love your practice. Reading a poem aloud every day, letting the poems' music and meaning effortlessly find a way in five days in a row, is a lovely tradition.