Emily Dickinson

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

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



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!

Comments about Ah, Moon—and Star! by Emily Dickinson

  • Indira Renganathan (11/9/2016 3:46:00 AM)

    What a wonderful write Emily....simple, short and sweet...none can ever surpass you...you are the poetry goddess- 10+++++ (Report) Reply

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  • (9/22/2015 8:21:00 AM)

    ..........most wonderful...adding to my favorites ★ (Report) Reply

  • Dawn Fuzan (5/14/2014 4:55:00 PM)

    Emily This is an interesting piece of poetry keep it up (Report) Reply

  • (5/5/2014 8:52:00 PM)

    Such fun to read! Love her poems. (Report) Reply

  • Brian Jani (4/29/2014 1:17:00 AM)

    Good one, I like it please check and review my poems (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, January 1, 2004

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