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Memory Invades Her Steamer Trunk

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 08
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1976
Type Text
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Language eng
Rights Management Snow College
Holding Institution Snow College
ARK ark:/87278/s6rr1wdf
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-26
Date Modified 2005-02-26
ID 325605
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6rr1wdf

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Title Memory Invades Her Steamer Trunk
Description MEMORY INVADES HER STEAMER TRUNK Wilma Despain Centerfield, Utah Non-Professional Division First Place Poetry Who held this fan, this brooch and painted cup? Who sent this exquisite valentine, Lace-edged, with lyric love-words- And hearts and flowers in riotous design? Who loved this doll's cloth body, china head, Her eyes still wide? Her boots and clothing span centuries Of fickle fashion's tide. See this curly lock, so soft and warmly dark In earlier years? A sampler stitched, spanning 'bridge' to home, Has been washed in scalding tears. Dainty gloves had clung to someone's arm, So strong to hold, And someone's caring hand had put them here To keep in precious, satin fold. Faded letters spill within her steamer trunk, And a key of once bright brass; Had it unlocked cliffed canyon rim and furnaced plain-To somehow let them pass? Yes, God did lay low the hills, the unmeasured Miles of valleys wide; No sign marked or pointed stretching trail; Surely God blessed them as guide. I'm deeply grateful that she forgot self, That she dared to pioneer and hope. Truly glad she carried her gift to me in crucible Of faith, up tortured slope! I have her song, her each year's trek in history, Her precious books. I'm thankful she saw saved place in meadows of the moon, And that she came to look. Source: Memories from diaries, D. U. P. lesson books, biographies. -17-
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Identifier 027_Memory Invades Her Steamer Trunk.jpg
Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 8
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-19
Date Modified 2005-02-19
ID 325503
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6rr1wdf/325503