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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

Avenger Field

Description: Poem from the perspective of a WASP speaking to Avenger Field, written by Effie Pratt, class 43-W-8.
Date: unknown
Creator: Pratt, Effie
Partner: National WASP WWII Museum

[Be Careful What You Say.]

Description: Clipping with a poem advising against speaking ill of others. Fragment of a drawing and article on the reverse side.
Date: unknown
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

[Cat Limerick]

Description: Poem written on a scrap of paper about a cat catching a rat.
Date: unknown
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Cattle Drive Poems]

Description: Two poems about cattle driving titled, "The Cattle String Out", and "The Drags" with small sketches seen on the page. The sketch at the top appears to be a cow with a brand on its side. Handwriting on back reads, "[illegible] Moore never shook a duty or a danger in his life".
Date: unknown
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

[Childhoods Lovely Bowers, Poem]

Description: Poem with unknown author, entitled "Childhood's Lovely Bowers," handwritten on paper.
Date: unknown
Partner: Pearce Museum at Navarro College

Daddy's Holiday Lament...

Description: Poem entitled "Daddy's Holiday Lament" by David A. Stallman about the pain of children growing up and moving away from their parents.
Date: unknown
Creator: Stallman, David A.
Partner: National WASP WWII Museum

Draft Dodger

Description: Text of a poem that derides men who avoid going to war.
Date: unknown
Partner: Pottsboro Public Library

[Handwritten Poem: Man of Many Moods]

Description: A handwritten poem, possibly written by Bill Nelson, addressing a man and warning him about the negative complications of ambiguity and fear.
Date: 19uu
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

O. Henry

Description: Poem in honor of O Henry's death, first published by Mr. Christopher Morley in the "New York Evening Post", June 5, 1915.
Date: unknown
Creator: Morley, Christopher
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

The History of Wonder

Description: A poem about a dog named Wonder who had an insatiable appetite and was killed for stealing food. The poem has twelve stanzas, each consisting of six lines.
Date: unknown
Creator: Sampson, Neal; Hornsby, Nat & George, Joe
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

Kit Carson's Wife

Description: A poem about a "Kit Carson's Wife" who takes her horse and goes for a wild ride after her husband is killed.
Date: unknown
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Der liefe Drud von Deiner hand]

Description: Poem by an unknown author regarding the joys of love and marriage. Poem is printed on a torn piece of paper.
Date: unknown
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

Lyndon Baines Johnson The Right Man

Description: Poem by Steven Feore of Houston, Texas, in support of Lyndon B. Johnson for President over Barry Goldwater.
Date: unknown
Creator: Feore, Steven
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Lyrics to WASP songs]

Description: The lyrics for four WASP training songs, "Gee Mom! I Want To Go Home", an unnamed song, "Wash Out Dirge", and "Just a Flying wreck".
Date: unknown
Partner: National WASP WWII Museum

[Partial WASP Song Lyrics]

Description: Partial song lyrics to Women Airforce Service Pilots training songs.
Date: unknown
Partner: National WASP WWII Museum

[Poem]

Description: Handwritten patriotic poem from H. K. Redway's personal papers.
Date: unknown
Creator: Redway, H. K.
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

[Poem: An Old Cowhand's Prayer]

Description: Poem about praying to be a better cowboy during the war. At the end is typed, "To my friend John Bryan, From Bill Tolleson."
Date: unknown
Creator: Tolleson, Bill
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

[Poem by Charles B. Moore]

Description: A poem by Charles Moore about soldiering during the Mexican-American War.
Date: unknown
Creator: Moore, Charles B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

Poem by Grace Dupree Ridings

Description: Print of a bird on a fence with a poem by Grace Dupree Ridings. The poem, "Have You?", is as follows: "Have you ever / Seen new violets, / Have you heard / A robin sing, / When you can / Keep from thinking / It is Spring... / It is Spring?"
Date: unknown
Creator: Ridings, Grace Dupree
Partner: Sam Rayburn House Museum

[Poem of Legends]

Description: The poem mentions stabbing or shooting someone's wife, the husband feeling justified in his actions. The husband is charged with the crime and says the he did it, but he did not exaggerate it. On the other side, it talks of a legend and how it affects the people there. He talks of spurs. On October 12, a tree fell down and they tried to move it. He mentions a year ago on the 12th he was going through Memphis.
Date: uuuu-10-09
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Poem of Texas Frontier]

Description: The author is on the Texas frontier alone, without his wife?, he enjoys the landscape and his neighbors. He speaks of the things he sees on a horse ride: herds of cattle, horses, eating steak and enjoying the rising moon and coming home.
Date: uuuu-10-11
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections