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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 16
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1984
Type Text
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Language eng
Rights Management Snow College
Holding Institution Snow College
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Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
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Title Gypsies
Description GYPSIES Marjorie H. Riley Salt Lake City, Utah Non-Professional Division First Place Poetry Gypsiesi Trains of wagons, Greasy tents, Horses with long, shaggy fetlocks. Slowly they crawl to the outskirts of the village; Carelessly they push their mixture of belongings To the dusty ground. The horses, unfastened from their trudging loads, Saunter down the lanes. Boys of the village cry, "The gypsies are come! The gypsies are cornel" For they see the smoke steal upward From struggling brush fires Near the hills. The village women bolt the out-aide doors of their houses; Daring boys run to the streets, dogs barking at their feet; Small children peer through high picket fences. They wait. But the gypsies are secluded in their tents, Squatting on heaps of worn blankets; Holding strings of bacon in their grimy hands; Piling gaudy beads and brass bracelets Into heaps. Tomorrow they will creep through the village, Bribing the women, Trading their wares with the men; Frightening little children - And the next day they shall be gone. Gypsies: Trains of wagons, Greasy tents, Horses with long, shaggy fetlocks. Source: The author's recollections of the time when gypsies roamed through the villages and countrysides, -58-
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Date Created 2005-02-19
Date Modified 2005-02-19
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