A Gunnison Valley Poet

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 21
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1989
Type Text
Format application/pdf
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
ID 325980
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Title A Gunnison Valley Poet
Description girl with a keen mind and a talent which neither she, nor her family, knew existed. Unfortunately a fall during her late teens left her with a severely injured "back. Medical aid, a heavy encompassing cast, and a stay in the L.D.S. Hospital in Gait Lake City failed to heal the young girl's broken bones.' She became a cripple, and as a result spent most of her life lying on an uncomfortably hard day-bed, which her father built and placed before a beautiful western window in their living room. Its shelves held lovely greenhouse plants, which continually blossomed because of her constant care. Though taught by her nother to use her hands in many ways, it was only after she began to express herself in writing, that her life became meaningful once again. As a result Evelyn discovered her unknown, latent talent. Her brother, LeBarth, a teacher in Provo, was quick to realize her potential as a writer. He helped her with words and sentence structure-encouraging her to persist with her talent. Once he wrote: You really have poetical insight and artistic ability. Poetry has been defined as the ability to employ words in such a manner as to produce an illusion upon the imagination; the art of doing with words that which an artist does with color. You have that ability. You have a remarkable gift, Evelyn, of creating rhythmic beauty with words. After seeing the first of her poetry in print, she spent many hours writing and rewriting her poetry. As a result her work soon appeared in many different magazines and other periodicals. Evelyn received many exciting honors during her lifetime. Vesta Pierce Crawford, editor of the L.D.S. Relief Society Magazine for women, said of Hvelyn: Evelyn Fjeldsted was one of our most respected writers for many years. She had a special way of looking at life, and expressing her thoughts and feelings. "The fact that she had very little 89
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Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 21
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-23
Date Modified 2005-02-23
ID 325850
Reference URL