Charles Ghigna – or Father Goose® as he is often known, lives in a treehouse in the middle of Alabama and is the author of more than one hundred books. He has written more than five thousand poems for children and adults that have appeared in anthologies, newspapers and magazines. Not only does he speak at schools, conferences, libraries, and literary events throughout the U.S. and overseas, he has read his poems all over the world. More information can be read in the spotlight on Charles Ghigna, here. His website is here, and this is a link to his latest book, The Night the Forest Came to Town, illustrated by Annie Wilkinson.
Charles is a wonderful supporter of children’s poetry and poets. Here is one of his lovely poems:
The Cold Gray Days of Winter
In the cold gray days of winter
When the sky turns iron blue
And the leafless trees stand silent
With nothing left to do,
There comes a cry across the land
That carries seeds of spring,
The echo of the distant hawk,
The sun upon his wing.
© Charles Ghigna
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