Sandhill Cranes

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 17
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1985
Type Text
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Language eng
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Holding Institution Snow College
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Date Created 2005-03-01
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Title Sandhill Cranes
Description SANDHILL CRANES Sherman H. Ruesch 3431 Enchanted View Drive Salt Lake City, UT 84121 Non-Professional Division First Place Poetry -1- From our rocky outcrop near the crest of a blueberry hill facing Denali, we saw storm clouds boiling up the north face of the mountain, reaching for its peak. Then came flights of sandhill cranes, thousands on thousands of great rangy birds departing the tundra expanses of the North Slope, and heading for the milder hills and plains of the Southwest. In undulating, pulsing formations numerous and varied, they flew toward the Great One, calling softly and musically to each other, secure in instincts of course and direction. Of a sudden, this time, they hit the massive turbulence surrounding Denali. Sense and purpose were lost in aimless flight, cries becoming shrill and frantic and angry. Where are the leaders? Where are the leaders? After a long tine one group re-formed, rose higher and higher in a tight spiral, finally heading out over the storm and toward their winter haven„ Other groups followed, and X7e soon lost sound and sight of that September migration, -2- We move comfortably within known horizons, in our valleys of content, when winds and waves are calm and paths are clear. We move with whatever ebbs and flows surround us, scarce observing where we are and if our meandering is progress or aimless circling. Truly the world--its fads and foibles--is too much with us. Not thinking 82
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Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-19
Date Modified 2005-02-19
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