Autumn Gilt

Autumn Gilt

The late September sunshine
Lime green on the linden leaves
Burns bronze on the slated roof-tops,
Yellow on the farmer's last sheaves.

It flares flame-like on the fire hydrant,
Is ebony on the blackbird's wing,
Blue beryl on the face of the ocean,
Glints gold on the bride's wedding ring.

A sparkling rainbow on the stained-glass window,
It's a silver sheen on the kitchen sink,
The late September sunshine
Is a chameleon, I think.


from Let Me Touch the Sky (Macmillan Children's Books, 2000), copyright © Valerie Bloom 2000, used by permission of the author

Recordings

Valerie Bloom

Valerie Bloom Reading from her Poems

1Autumn Gilt

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2Granny Is

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3Swinging

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4The River

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5Pinda Cake

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6De

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7I'm Not A Kid

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8Let's Go Play Football

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9Associations

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10Heather

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11De Bread Van

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12Kisko Pop

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13Mummy, Are You Blind?

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14Time

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15Two Seasons

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16Sandwich

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17Something Comes

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18Scared of the Dark

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19Next Door's Cat

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20Frost

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21Guidance

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22Whose Dem Boots

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23Tables

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24Mega Star Rap

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25Chicken Dinner

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26Tall Tales

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27Chicken Poxed

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28Haircut Rap

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29Baffled Turkey

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30Eat Your Veg

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31Fruits

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32Who Dat Girl?

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33The Old House

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34My Brother Helps Out

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35We Don't Believe

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36The Tall Ships

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37Don' Ride No Coconut Bough Down Dere

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38What Am I?

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39My Sister Thinks I'm Hopeless

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40Riddle 1

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41Riddle 2

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42Duppy Jamboree

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Books by Valerie Bloom