THERE is a blue star, Janet,
Fifteen years’ ride from us,
If we ride a hundred miles an hour.

There is a white star, Janet,
Forty years’ ride from us,
If we ride a hundred miles an hour.

Shall we ride
To the blue star
Or the white star?

Analysis, meaning and summary of Carl Sandburg's poem Baby Toes

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  1. Alan Fliegel says:

    I interpreted this to mean, a lover asks his woman to choose between a fifteen year relationship or a forty year relationship.
    My wife and I chose forty or longer, hopefully.
    We named our hand-painted clothing business
    Babytoes Clothing. We did it for 37 years. We are retired and still together. Her first name, as in the poem, is Janet. We even got a federal trademark for Babytoes Clothing.

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