Vague and temporary

 

He of the upper valley comes
Sometime to our upper story,
When snow is less, tree more.

I ask how snow-wheat grows
On trees and then sun comes
And there is water a-dripping.

In the upper valley tall pines
Stand as if dead always there,
To be green soon after noon.

In my upper story he tells me,
It is how upper valley works,
In ways vague and temporary.

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