Poetry Friday: Rachel Field

August 24, 2007 @ 7:17 am | Filed under:

The Little Rose Tree
by Rachel Field

Every rose on the little tree
Is making a different face at me!
Some look surprised when I pass by,
And others droop—but they are shy.

These two whose heads together press
Tell secrets  could never guess.
Some have their heaads thrown back to sing,
And all the buds are listening.
I wonder if the gardener knows,
Or if he calls each just a rose?

Rachel Field was the author of the charming novel Hitty, Her First Hundred Years. Her book, Prayer for a Child, illustrated by Elizabeth Orton Jones, won the Caldecott Award in 1945.

Hitty  200pxcm_prayerforachild


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