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Autumn's Way

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In their yellow-most goings,
leaves of maple
ride breezes to the ground.
You can hear their sound
each autumn afternoon
as the crisp air cuts
through the trees
and hurries us along
the golden sidewalks

Charles Ghigna, "Autumn’s Way" from A Fury of Motion. Copyright © 2003 by Charles Ghigna.  Reprinted by permission of Highlights for Children/Boyds Mills Press.
Source: A Fury of Motion (Boyds Mills Press, 2003)
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Autumn's Way

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  • Charles Ghigna (Father Goose) is the author of more than 5,000 poems and 100 books for children and adults from Random House, Disney, Hyperion, Scholastic, Simon & Schuster, Abrams, CharlesBridge, Capstone, and other publishers.  His books have been featured on ABC’s "Good Morning America," PBS, and NPR.  His poems appear in hundreds of textbooks, anthologies, and magazines from the New Yorker and Harper's to Cricket and Highlights. He is a former poetry editor of the English Journal for the National Council of Teachers of English, and a nationally syndicated columnist for Tribune Media Services. He lives and writes in a treehouse in Homewood, Alabama.

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