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Emily Dickinson - Ah, Moon -- and Star!

Ah, Moon -- and Star!
You are very far --
But were no one
Farther than you --
Do you think I'd stop
For a Firmament --
Or a Cubit -- or so?

I could borrow a Bonnet
Of the Lark --
And a Chamois' Silver Boot --
And a stirrup of an Antelope --
And be with you -- Tonight!

But, Moon, and Star,
Though you're very far --
There is one -- farther than you --
He -- is more than a firmament -- from Me --
So I can never go!

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Poet: Emily Dickinson
Poem: 240. Ah, Moon -- and Star!
Volume: Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson
Year: Published/Written in 1955
Poem of the Day: Mar 28 2004

Comment 1 of 1, added on June 21st, 2010 at 4:08 PM.

God is the thing I cannot reach.

frumpo from United States

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