Poetry

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 06
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1974
Type Text
Format image/jpeg
Language eng
Rights Management Snow College
Holding Institution Snow College
ARK ark:/87278/s65x272x
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-26
Date Modified 2005-02-26
ID 324158
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s65x272x

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Title Poetry
Description He didn't say much; Grandma said it all with her "Vell dens" and "ust tinks." But his crinkled-corner eyes followed us Askingly about. At family gatherings, scrubbed, square, and smiling, He dandled the babies on his knees Counting their spread fingers with "Tomnil-tot, Slick-pot, Long-man, Coolabran, and Little-bit-of-Spilliman." His eyes begged our stingy kisses thrown Emptily toward him. He'd sooner been in bib-overalls, so-bossing the cow, Or in the garden Half apologizing to the weeds before hoeing them. Or eyes, squinting against the sunlight, Surveying the needs of the yard grown to half wilderness, Edging away from him, too. At church, a middle-seater, smiling, listening, nodding... Week days, climbing Temple Hill, Recording hundreds of researched names Of "Old Country kin" who'd stopped their ears long ago To salvation. When he took to bed, silently enduring his gangrenous toe, We hovered on the edge of loving him, Worried...aching... When he took to coffin, shining in his temple robes, He eluded our belated yearning To touch him, be part of his peace, show our guilty regret, Our daybreak love...no longer needed now. On after birthdays we honored him: Listening to testimonies of struggles and strengths, Defeats and determinations, And of his conversion. Wishing we'd listened to him, known him, Understood him and loved him. Wishing...wishing. -23-
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Identifier 033_Poetry.jpg
Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 6
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-19
Date Modified 2005-02-19
ID 324138
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s65x272x/324138