Valley Song

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Cornhuskers by Carl Sandburg
Valley Song
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VALLEY SONG

Your eyes and the valley are memories.

Your eyes fire and the valley a bowl.

It was here a moonrise crept over the timberline.

It was here we turned the coffee cups upside down.

And your eyes and the moon swept the valley.


I will see you again to-morrow.

I will see you again in a million years.

I will never know your dark eyes again.

These are three ghosts I keep.

These are three sumach-red dogs I run with.


All of it wraps and knots to a riddle:

I have the moon, the timberline, and you.

All three are gone—and I keep all three.