My Favourite Autumn Poem

Canadian Goose in Flight

I love this poem by Rachel Field. When my children were young we would always recite it. Now that they’re grown it is still an autumn ritual to look up in the skies and say this poem as the geese leave for winter.

SOMETHING TOLD THE WILD GEESE

By Rachel Field

Something told the wild geese

It was time to go,

Though the fields lay golden

Something whispered, “snow.”

 

Leaves were green and stirring,

Berries, luster-glossed,

But beneath warm feathers

Something cautioned, “frost.”

 

All the sagging orchards

Steamed with amber spice,

But each wild breast stiffened

At remembered ice.

 

Something told the wild geese

It was time to fly,

Summer sun was on their wings,

Winter in their cry.

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