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

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!

by Emily Dickinson

Comments (6)

Here a star-gazing lover contemplates the great gulf between herself and her beloved.
What a wonderful write Emily....simple, short and sweet...none can ever surpass you...you are the poetry goddess- 10+++++
..........most wonderful...adding to my favorites ★
Emily This is an interesting piece of poetry keep it up
Such fun to read! Love her poems.
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