Title: The Arrival of My Mother New Mexico Territory, 1906
Source(s): Lion’s Gate Selected Poems 1963-1986
Keith Wilson (Author)
Poem describing the authors mothers arrival in New Mexico territory at the age of 25.
She got off, according to her diary,
dressed in a lovely beaded gown, fresh
from Washington with sixteen trunks of ballgowns,
chemises, blouses (4 Middle), shoes and assorted
lingerie. She was at that time about 25, old
for an unmarried wom...