Rachel Lyman Field
''Isn't it strange some people makeRachel Lyman Field (1894-1942), U.S. writer. Some People (l. 1-4). . . Favorite Poems Old and New. Helen Ferris, ed. (1957) Doubleday & Company.
You feel so tired inside,
Your thoughts begin to shrivel up
Like leaves all brown and dried!''
''Something told the wild geeseRachel Lyman Field (1894-1942), U.S. writer. Something Told the Wild Geese (l. 1-4). . . Oxford Book of Children's Verse in America, The. Donald Hall, ed. (1985) Oxford University Press.
It was time to go.
Though the fields lay golden
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North of Time
We sat together in the small, square room,
Late sunshine fell across the kitchen floor
In yellow patches. I could hear the boom
Of turning tide along the island shore.
'Why, yes,' the old man shifted in his chair,
'That's Grandfather's own chart hung by the door,
And that's his compass on the shelf up there.
He knew the world and foreign parts before
Most Island boys had learned their A.B.C.'s,