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Stedman and Hutchinson, comps. A Library of American Literature:
An Anthology in Eleven Volumes. 1891.
Vols. IX–XI: Literature of the Republic, Part IV., 1861–1889

The Valley

By Edwin Markham (1852–1940)

I KNOW a valley in the summer hills,

Haunted by little winds and daffodils;

Faint footfalls and soft shadows pass at noon;

Noiseless, at night, the clouds assemble there;

And ghostly summits hang below the moon—

Dim visions lightly swung in silent air.