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Ah, Moon - and Star!

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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!