In My Notebook
High wrinkled hills of Arkansas,
a hundred splashing streams,
the hidden nooks in climbing trees
where I left secret dreams.
more states than I can tell
of California, Florida,
and Canada as well.
The wildest ocean waves that rocked
my ship and trembling heart,
strange lands that welcomed me or not
and languages apart.
From Guam I kept Tarija Beach
from Libya, the sand
and caravans of camels
trailing off across the land.
From Zurich, Paris, and Madrid
I took both new and old,
more from the Louvre and Prado
than I could even hold.
I have collected good and bad
both rare and precious things.
My notebook is so full of life
it bulges at the rings.
Wild in the Woods
I’ve moved out in the woods at last,
so glorious and free,
Out in the wild and woolly woods
where I have longed to be.
But wild things often come along
and dare disturb my peace.
Tarantulas with ugly fuzz,
I whack them into grease.
The copperhead is good as dead
beneath my wicked hoe.
I feed the birds and fight the squirrels.
The deer, I let them go.
I cut the bushes, move the rocks
and trim the shaggy tree.
My husband says the wildest thing
out in the woods is me!
So while they’re regulating guns,
outlawing thus and so,
He thinks they really ought to come
and confiscate my hoe!
The newspaper that you read every day
is full of valuable information.
It helps you to find information about a job,
and be very successful in life.
It is an influence to all of our life!
Even though it was today’s and
yesterday’s paper, the news that was in the paper
continues on to the next day and years!
It lets us know about special events that touch our lives!
Be thankful for the newspaper, radio, and television
that tell us about our community and our world.
Extra! Extra! Read all about it!
There are coupons that help
to save money and budget our grocery shopping,
sales at stores, recipes, poetry,
classified ads, and other things that are very important and helpful to us.