Something Told The Wild Geese

Something told the wild geese
It was time to go.
Though the fields lay golden
Something whispered,-'Snow.'

by Rachel Field Click to read full poem

Comments (16)

I do not know if I gave this a good read, but I understood the scene to mean that in the mind of the geese was vividly the situation of winter. I find the diction though quite simple in nature very poetic indeed.
Beautiful. Kind of makes me miss the approaching winter....
Something told the wild geese It was time to fly...…….Instinct guides the ways of birds and animals! Beautiful poem!
Beautiful lyrical poem about natural intuition...
Something told the wild geese It was time to fly, Summer sun was on their wings, Winter in their cry..... thrilling expression. Beautiful poem. Thanks and congratulations for being chosen as the modern poem of the poem of the day.
Something told the wild geese It was time to fly, Summer sun was on their wings, Winter in their cry........superb and beautiful heart touching expression
Time to fly away! ! ! Respecting the romance of nature. Thanks for sharing this poem with us.
Something told the wild geese It was time to fly, Summer sun was on their wings, Winter in their cry. nature and its beauty. a fine poem. Tony
summer comes to the wings of flying the wild geese makes a flight leaving the sorrowful winter! .........../// great writings
Oops! I entered this on the wrong poem. I meant it to be posted on the page for If Once You Have Slept On An Island, another of Rachel Field's poems. Please forgive the error.
I learned this poem when I was in 5th grade, and it stuck with me. It was one of my late husband's favorite poems. We often vacationed on Topsail Island, a barrier island just of the NC coast. This was where he requested his ashed to be scattered after his death. Needless to say, we complied with his request.
Yes time to fly even when the leaves are still green. Very vivid and truly engaging poem -loved the arrangement and the last words that rhymed well in each stanza. Excellent! 10++++++
Yes time to fly even when the leaves are still green. Very vivid and truly engaging poem -loved the arrangement and the last words that rhymed well in each stanza. Excellent! 10++++++
Yes time to fly even when the leaves are still green. Very vivid and truly engaging poem -loved the arrangement and the last words that rhymed well in each stanza. Excellent! 10++++++
Yes time to fly even when the leaves are still green. Very vivid and truly engaging poem -loved the arrangement and the last words that rhymed well in each stanza. Excellent! 10++++++
gud 1......nice write