Calico Hope

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 05
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Sothern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1973
Type Text
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Language eng
Rights Management Snow College
Holding Institution Snow College
ARK ark:/87278/s6tm788q
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-24
Date Modified 2005-02-24
ID 323578
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6tm788q

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Title Calico Hope
Description CALICO HOPE Margaret B. Shomaker Roy, Utah First Place Poetry, Professional Through salt pork and flour days, Over sand, rock and rutted trails Ridged by wooden wheels And rag-shod swollen feet, My grandparents came To this sleeping sagebrush land. Pigweed and sego lily roots Where cradled in grandmother's patched apron. Bending over a buffalo-ship fire She stirred the brass kettle Cooking leaf and root To still gnawing hunger. Here Sanpitcj waters soothed Their parched throats. Flint-tipped minutes ticked Where silent arrows flew To strike warm flesh. Grandfather dug graves, Watched wandering cattle Munch the meager grass. Torn, calico hope, Mended with Psalms, and light, Gloved their threadbare days In a one room cabin Their family grew. Then night curtained their hours, Here under a sunbonnet sky Surrounded by pines They sleep. I watch the shadows moving In the heavy grass. 12
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Identifier 024_Calico Hope.jpg
Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol. 5
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-23
Date Modified 2005-02-23
ID 323514
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6tm788q/323514