175 years ago today - Jan 17, 1847

17 [Poem by first wife Vilate Kimball] Winter Quarters Jan 17th 1847

No being round the spacious Earth

Beneath the vaulted arch of heaven

Divides my love, or draws it thence

from him to whom my heart is given

Like the frail ivy to the oak

Draun closer by the temptest [d]riven

Through sorrows flood he'll bear me up

And light with smiles my way to heaven

The gift was on the alter laid

The Plighted vow, on earth was given

The seal eternal has ben made

And by his Side, I'll reign in heaven

Lines writen by Vilate Kimball

to her companion Heber C. Kimball

[Kimball, Stanley B. ed, On the Potter's Wheel: The Diaries of Heber C. Kimball]

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