Emily Dickinson

(10 December 1830 – 15 May 1886 / Amherst / Massachusetts)

Ah, Moon—and Star! - Poem by Emily Dickinson

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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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Poem Submitted: Thursday, January 1, 2004



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