Thursday, November 4, 2010

When Summer Turns to Winter

It is a regular practice of ours to commit various verses to memory. Be it scripture, parts of plays, historical speeches or poetry, we always feel such a sense of satisfaction when the work is memorized. This is one of our current poems and a few selections from the talented Sheteam.

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.

Items pictured above:
1. MommysDream - Vacationing Snowman Handpainted Ornament
2. Ham-n-Cheezr - Holly and Berries Quilted Table Runner
3. BraceletsbyLinda - Amber and Pearl Bracelet
4. TemporaryTrappings - Snow Angel

- posted by VeryVerdant


The Handmaden said...

What a lovely poem.
I think my fave is the quilted table runner.

At Home With SewSuzanne said...

Well done!! Congrats to those featured! :) LOVE the snow angel!