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XXIII [Places among the stars]

Places among the stars,
Soft gardens near the sun,
Keep your distant beauty;
Shed no beams upon my weak heart.
Since she is here
In a place of blackness,
Not your golden days
Not your silver nights
Can call me to you.
Since she is here
In a place of blackness,
Here I stay and wait.

Credit


This poem is in the public domain.

About this Poem


"XXIII [Places among the stars]" first appeared in Black Riders and Other Lines (Copeland & Day, 1905)

Author


Stephen Crane

Stephen Crane, born in 1871, was a prolific writer of poetry and fiction.

Date Published: 1905-01-01

Source URL: https://poets.org/poem/xxiii-places-among-stars