- Year Published: 1913
- Language: English
- Country of Origin: United States of America
- Source: Dunbar, P.L. (1913). The Complete Poems of Paul Laurence Dunbar. New York: Dodd, Mead, and Company.
- Flesch–Kincaid Level: 6.5
- Word Count: 58
Dunbar, P. (1913). Over the Hills. Lyrics of the Hearthside (Lit2Go Edition). Retrieved January 17, 2022, from
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Over the hills and the valleys of dreaming
Slowly I take my way.
Life is the night with its dream–visions teeming,
Death is the waking at day.
Down thro’ the dales and the bowers of loving,
Singing, I roam afar.
Daytime or night–time, I constantly roving,—
Dearest one, thou art my star.