by 6th Grade, Redwood Valley High, Group Poem 1997
I love the river because it makes me feel peaceful,
You can see all kinds of wildlife sharing the river:
pelicans, geese, ducks, turtles, fish, tadpoles, beavers and deer.
Young children splash and laugh in the water.
It is fun to camp by and boat on the river.
While we tan, we dream of the future.
The birds sing a cheerful song along the river.
Feel the warm sun as you are canoeing.
In the summer the river is warm and nice.
In the winter it is covered with snow and ice.
Ripple, ripple as the river moves on. The river appears calm,
but as it moves along it becomes more powerful.
River, river gurgling blue, since you are polluted, we are too.
My grandparents once swam in the Redwood River,
maybe I will someday.