[My Desire is round]

My Desire is round,
It is a great globe.
If my desire were no bigger than this world
It were no bigger than a pin’s head.
But this world is to the world I want
As a cinder to Sirius.

This poem is in the public domain.

About this Poem

"[My Desire is round]" first appeared in Poem Outlines (Scribner's Sons, 1908).