Sleeping Civilazation

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 11
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1979
Type Text
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Language eng
Rights Management Snow College
Holding Institution Snow College
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Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
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Title Sleeping Civilazation
Description SLEEPING CIVILIZATION Dana Smith Eklns Salt Lake Clcy, Utah Non-Professional Division Second Place Poetry Unknown father of Hafcara* Progenitor of many sons Your bronzed hand etched no scroll Circumscribe my memory As these mountains do the valleys With their gracious grasses gaping Kxpel your riddles From earth'a selfish sepulchre. Father Of Wakara Disclose your progeny Let the ruddy dirt respire And exhale its noble spirits Picture him on a barren temple hill The vhiteaaii's Walker 'gainst starlit sky That scintillates in tiae With chirping crickets. Show me Sowiette the spokesman Profile the brave with feathers In the light of scrub oak fires That warm his breech-clothed body and red clay painted face Let me hear the throated tirades Of an evil tempered Sanpitch His bear-like voice rebuking The scavengers called the Utes. Let me stand by the faaous chief, love denied, And peer with his through oiled paper windows At the lacey whiteness of Mary Lowry's gown (Sever lie to an Indian) And see Judge Peacock, arms atdmba, Linking Mary and her sister In a chain called life eternal- The promise fulfilled. And, Wakara, tune my ears Let me hear above canyon breezes That make flutes from alpine aisles Its tiny whimper Abduct ne on beaded doehide As Chief Walker did Morley's curly-headed babe In ransom for the town named for a hill, -84-
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Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol. 11
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-19
Date Modified 2005-02-19
ID 323170
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