His Queen of the Southern Plateau

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 14
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1982
Type Text
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Language eng
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Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
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Title His Queen of the Southern Plateau
Description HIS QUEEN OF THE SOUTHERN PLATEAU Hugh Brady Route #1 Box 82 Downey, ID 83234 Senior Citizen Division Second Place Poetry It was apple time. Fairview, his old home town lay calm and quiet. A man, with bared head, stood in awe at the eastern glory. 'Twas a morning of Nineteen Sixty-three Her splendor recalled a memory. She was his Queen of the Southern Plateau. She sat on her eternal throne, overlooking her vast domain, Clothed in her most gorgeous attire. From her gentle, sloping brow, fell ringlets of dark pine tresses. Palling into heavy folds over her left shoulder, Among which, she had gracefully tucked a sprig of golden aspen. Her long gown of ripened grass, Hung from her waist like rippled brass At the hem of which, the brown earth rested. Her lap held a few clusters of scarlet maple. From a vast expanse of bronze oak leaves, her long, flowing robe Was designed. Her kindly eyes of light-green chaparral Smiled down upon her aging subject. And bid him welcome home. Her cool morning breath rested upon his wrinkled brow As he recalled the days of his youth Among her maples on the Flat. He saw again his contented cows on the hillside. And his little play farm in the shade. He saw again the sheep as they left their bedground, And the curly lambs playing Follow-the-Leader On the hillside steep. The man, he could stand it no longer; His Love; she would come at his call. Together, they'd drive up the canyon, Where the wagons had ground out the soil. He wanted to bring to his bosom An armful of flowers, a Goldenrod sheaf. And touch again, with his finger, The shimmering aspen leaf. The man and his wife returned that day From his haunts of long ago, To the home of his youth "On The Creek " -95-
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Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 14
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-19
Date Modified 2005-02-19
ID 325374
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