A Poem from the Past

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 18
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1986
Type Text
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Language eng
Rights Management Snow College
Holding Institution Snow College
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Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
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Title A Poem from the Past
Description When we had traveled a week and a day We found ourselves far, far away We went to work on a mountain side Down which flowed a rippling tide And beautiful scenery of tall pine trees That wavered to and fro in the breeze. We had not been long in these wilds Ere we flitted away some two hundred miles We then went up on a mountain Out of which flowed a clear fountain And there we camped among the trees Building cabins by degrees But alas, the sad change of a single night How it did my mind derange to see the sight! It was on the sixth of December It was a scene that I will long remember The sun rose bright and clear As did the boy I loved so dear As for myself, I was ill, so I lay abed And before he left he kindly said: "Shall I remain with you today?" I answered "No" and he went away. As I lay alone I saw a form It was the form of him that died that morn I jumped from my bed all in a fright And the apparition vanished from my sight, I thought to myself, "I'll go upon the grade" Preferring the sunshine to the shade In an instant, quick as thought Before you could speak, there was a shock! When some cried out "Help! Help! Some men are killed" And the air with heartrending cries seemed filled For the release of one who lay Under that frozen mass of clay; A bank had fallen and proved the fatal blow Of him who now lies mouldering beneath the snow I held h±m while his life blood ebbed away And thought of the mother who taught his lips to pray Alas! the change; alas, life's bitter cost! Oh, the sadness since that noble boy was lost! 100
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Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 18
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-19
Date Modified 2005-02-19
ID 325636
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