Down in the Valley
The mountains sighed, shrugging off their spring shawls,
letting them fall into the seedless fields of the valley.
The fool marched to gather their gifts
and stored them in the wood trunk at the foot of his bed.
The elders waited, looking into the sky,
noting again the phase of the moon.
The woman heard cold wind from the hushed lips of the mountains.
They breathed dust and leaves over her garden
and into her weeping river.
Yawning in the twilight the mountains reclined and shone
their bare figures, looming over the valley.
The people never saw the horizon.
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