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The Proposal

Description: Transcription of a poem written by Olga Pazdral about her relationship with a man named Davy, and the rejection of his proposal.
Date: July 2, 2000
Creator: Pazdral, Olga
Partner: Private Collection of Thadious Polasek

Miss Fay

Description: Poem written in honor of a women named "Miss Fay." A handwritten note on the paper says "2/3/67 from Mrs. Jones."
Date: February 3, 1967
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

[Woman with Accompanying Poem]

Description: Photograph of a woman, standing in front of a house with a bucket and rope in her hands. This image is mounted to the right of a poem by Joe Clark, titled "My Sally Lives on the Mountain High."
Date: December 9, 1961
Creator: Clark, Joe
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Woman with Accompanying Poem]

Description: Photograph of a woman smiling at the camera while wearing a nose cover and a hat. This photograph is mounted to the right of a poem by Joe Clark, titled "Clotheses for Frozen Noses."
Date: December 13, 1961
Creator: Clark, Joe
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Sun Setting Behind the Hill]

Description: Photograph of the sun setting behind a hill. In this image a single road runs over the hilltop, with trees and telephone poles and a small house on either side of it. The photograph is mounted above an untitled poem by Joe Clark.
Date: 19uu
Creator: Clark, Joe
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Poem on Health]

Description: The author's health has returned. He mentions how fair the girls are, the members of church and how they hate each other. Brother Will was blaming Sister Sober because he didn't like her. On the flip side, he says that he has been there for a month, and he ate some bad wheat and then he got a fever. Afterwards he got better because his landlord took care of him. But he owes the doctor eight dollars. The author mentions hunting for deer to make new clothes: pants, a vest, and a coat. And with these clothes he will be able to handle any cold weather in Texas. He then goes to Paris and wants to meet up with Henry Moore and John. On the other side he mentions that he has gained weight and looks like a bear. His friend Browning's brother got a fever.
Date: unknown
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Poem, c.1899]

Description: Poem from the C. B. Moore Collection. The poem is about a cat. The writer describes their companion and how they feel when coming home to their feline friend.
Date: January 1899
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Poem]

Description: This is a document from the Charles B. Moore Collection. It is an undated poem. The author is unidentified, but the handwriting appears to belong to Charles B. Moore. In this poem, the poet details his deep-seated affection for living in the prairie lands of Texas, but realizes he has given up much of his ties to family and friends because of his home in the country. He describes what he and his family would see as they traveled the prairie together; all the flora and fauna of the Texas pastureland.
Date: unknown
Creator: Moore, Charles B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

The Visitor

Description: Sheet music for "The Visitor," for tenor voice. The poem is written by Arthur Sampley and the music is by George Minter. The lyrics concern a dream wherein a man encounters the boy he once was - interested in freedom, truth, love, and fame instead of the heavenly.
Date: 1951
Creator: Sampley, Arthur & Minter, George
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

By What Lost Campfire

Description: Sheet music for "By What Lost Campfire," for mezzo soprano. The poem is written by Arthur Sampley and the music is by George Minter. The lyrics are "By what lost camp fire/ what lone height did deserts streching [sic] far, what/ comrades faces framed in light guide western star./ Up slopes I shall not/ climb again down trails the grasses hide, past/ camps where sleeping friends have lain too late to/ ride. to one dark peak a-/ gainst the sky on which the faint trail ends./ guide star and camp fire till I spy those fire lit friends."
Date: June 1948
Creator: Sampley, Arthur & Minter, George
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

I Shall Walk Proudly

Description: Sheet music for "I Shall Walk Proudly;" the poem was written by Arthur Sampley and the music is by Gerhardt Dorn. The lyrics say "I shall/ walk proudly through these lonely/ ways because I once walked proudly by your side/ not even death can rob me of the bride whose beauty/ made man love and woman praise. I wear with pride the/ splendor that you shed upon my days./ So walks a warrior's steed behind the pall and so the aide behind the/ nation's head and so the bridesmaid to the wedding strain,/ and so I walk, who, having lost my all,/ go with the valiant bearing of the dead and wear, like her, the/ smile above the pain."
Date: March 1955
Creator: Sampley, Arthur & Dorn, Gerhardt
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections