Rachel Field was an American poet who is also remembered as a fiction writer (for both adults and children). She won the Newberry Award for Hitty, Her First Hundred Years. She also won a National Book Award. Her works include The Pointed People and Cinderella Married, A Comedy in One Act.
‘Something Told the Wild Geese’ by Rachel Field discusses geese, and other animals, reactions to signs of winter. The poem takes place in summer and warns against being unprepared and dwelling on unhappiness.