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Evening Waterfall

Evening Waterfall

WHAT was the name you called me?-
And why did you go so soon?

The crows lift their caw on the wind,
And the wind changed and was lonely.

The warblers cry their sleepy-songs
Across the valley gloaming,
Across the cattle-horns of early stars.

Feathers and people in the crotch of a treetop
Throw an evening waterfall of sleepy-songs.

What was the name you called me?-
And why did you go so soon?



Poem Evening Waterfall - Carl Sandburg