I was cleaning the bookshelves today and came across this book that I've had for some time. It's titled "Songs of a Housewife" and is the poetry of Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings. Marjorie wrote "The Yearling" and "Cross Creek" along with many, many other books. The poems are so sweet and well worth the read. Here's one: Duty Books I don't like books I "ought to read," Too dull and ponderous, stupid stuff I give scant interest and scant heed - Less weighty tomes have charm enough.
I do not care to read by rule, To follow where the critics swarm. I like, regardless of their "school" The books that keep my spirit warm.
I like to browse in libraries, And choose at random from a shelf; To read and study as I please. My duty is to suit myself. MKR
Don't you just love that! I think you can still get the book on Amazon. Pick one up and enjoy!
I am a Mom to two fabulous children, Maggie (23) and Daniel (19). I live in Kansas with my hardworking husband,, and my three darling dogs. I am a writer. My dream of all dreams is to move to Pismo Beach or Grover Beach and open a little restaurant that only serves breakfast and lunch called The Black Cat Cafe or a fabulous hotdog stand like the old Der Weinerschnitzel and live in a ramshackle beach cottage filled with hardwood floors, books, rag rugs, dogs, cats and sandy feet. I'd also have to have great cushy furniture, beautiful flower gardens, lots of chippy paint and a ramshackle rocker on the front porch to watch the waves from. Heavenly. If that didn't pan out I'd settle for a hillbilly cabin in the Ozarks filled with quilts and my favorite mason jars. I would plant a huge veggie garden and befriend raccoons and walk around in moth eaten sweaters. I'm not crazy, just a little eccentric.