Falling Leaves Animation

This animation was inspired by Margaret Postgate-Cole’s poem The Falling Leaves, which was written in 1915.  This animation was made for the Wolverton Lantern Festival by a local film-maker, Rachel Wright, and a group of 23 children.  The project was funded by Wolverton & Greenleys Town Council.

Today, as I rode by,

I saw the brown leaves dropping from their tree

In a still afternoon,

When no wind whirled them whistling to the sky,

But thickly, silently,

They fell, like snowflakes wiping out the noon;

And wandered slowly thence

For thinking of a gallant multitude

Which now all withering lay,

Slain by no wind of age or pestilence,

But in their beauty strewed

Like snowflakes falling on the Flemish clay.