DUP Program, July 24, 1975, North Ward Chapel, Panguitch, Utah
    Footnotes

    “DUP Program, July 24, 1975, North Ward Chapel, Panguitch, Utah,” Ensign, Mar. 1976, 51

    DUP Program,
    July 24, 1975,
    North Ward Chapel,
    Panguitch, Utah

    Second Place

    While those lined faces in their bonnets sang,

    outside, the blue Utah sky burned,

    and summer-green locust leaves glistened

    and quivered through the small glass squares

    of curved, white-framed windows,

    as if through tears.

    Then Dorothy Davis helped Mrs. Leslie

    settle the concertina on her knee.

    She worked “Glory, Glory, Hallelujah!”

    out of the buttons and breathing pleats,

    and out of eighty-six years of stiffening bones

    and crinkling skin, and out of three widowhoods.

    Wet lines moved down her fragile cheeks,

    and when Dorothy took the concertina

    and put it on the table, Mrs. Leslie looked up

    and her hands stayed open in the air.