Eldorado dreaming - - - -
This ancient land remembers
Massive earth upheaval, rivers form and fill.
The coming of the black man, the European
The first sheep in the valley, the first plough
turn the soil.
Eldorado, frenzied - - - -
A roaring mining village
Clanking buckets rising, thudding stamping -mills.
Shouting teamsters reining dusty toiling horses
Troopers barking orders, crowded rough hotels.
Long golden days of summer,
Sleepy little township cradled by the ageless
Old dredge crouching idle in the quiet shadowed
Where swallows skim bright water, dipping questing
Eldorado, peaceful - - - -
Post office, store and tavern
Garden, orchard, farmland - - echoes linger still
A miner's pick heard tapping, a windlass slowly
Voices floating faintly - tribal hunters on the