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Title:       Tygarts Valley
Author:  Alice Lucinda Williams-Spiker
Date:      November 1, 1931


Written by Alice Spiker when she was a freshman in high school.




 Tygarts Valley


This valley is long and broad and deep

With hills on either side.

Tis Autumn time the flowers sleep-

Beneath the leaves they hide.


The snowflakes fly and float and fall

Across the mountain peaks-

When Winter comes to pay his call

Behind the wind he creeps.


He waits and watches, stays with fear

He knows he'll have to go.

For Springtime comes at least each year

To drive away the snow.


     Alice Lucinda Williams