||SANPETE SIMMER Cindy Nielson 186 West 200 North Manti, Utah 8461*2 Non-Profesaional Division Honorable Mention Poetry The sun beats down upon the field -Shrinks water as it passes by In the irrigation ditch Beneath the cloudless sky. No breath of wind with welcome cool; Heat rays arise from the parched ground. The fanner, in his face, concern Scans helplessly his crops around. Hot long and it nill be too late; Not longt the summer's work for naught. (An earlier drought two years ago Though over is not yet forgot.) The days grini on, with changeless heat. fear mounts within his heart. Then subtle change one day is seem A single cloud, alone, apart, Sut bringing hope - 'He need the rain" -And bringing smiles to all. The tension dims, and life restates . As rain begins to fall. -..;-. -, Source: Sanpete tradition and personal experience. ¦*>.