Tuesday, November 17, 2009

another e

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! 

-emily dickinson

1 comment:

  1. oooh, I like emily dickinson, and I had never seen this one!
    thanks for sharing BOTH emilys. :)