Carl Sandburg: Valley Song

Valley Song

Carl Sandburg

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.