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Purple Lilacs

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 19
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1987
Type Text
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Language eng
Rights Management Snow College
Holding Institution Snow College
ARK ark:/87278/s6zc810f
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
ID 323501
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6zc810f

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Title Purple Lilacs
Description Holding quiet conversations with an aarly moon; Lilacs watching a deserted house Settling sideways into the grass of an old road; Lilacs, wind-beaten, staggering under a lop-sided shocK of bloom Above a cellar dug into a hill. You tapped the window when the preacher preached his sermon. And ran along the road beside the boy going to school. You stood by the pasture-bars to give the pan was of silver And her husband an image of pure gold. You are everywhere. This hardy shrub, with its crisp, bright green, heart-shaped leaves, is loved throughout the world for its fragrant flower clusters. The lilac is a native of Eastern Europe and Asia since the 16th early colonists before 1700 and many varieties were cultivated in the New England States. Famous lilac gardens were seen in New York, Massachusetts and other eastern states, as well as in the renowned Lemoine Gardens in France. As Amy Lowell expressed it, they "were everywhere." where lilacs grew and flourished. Converts from the east no doubt brought starts of their precious lilacs The lilacs are symbolic of the tenacious pioneers who planted them in our valleys. Nearly every yard had a lilac bush* They needed little attention and were able to withstand the harsh environment. They At the bottom of the lot where I live, one lonely little bush persevered year after year _iithough it received no water except the welcome _-ain to nurture its struggling roots. Yet, each 101
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Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 19
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-23
Date Modified 2005-02-23
ID 323440
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6zc810f/323440