Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, I HAVE SEEN THE STARS AGAIN, by PAUL SOUTHWORTH BLISS



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I HAVE SEEN THE STARS AGAIN, by            
First Line: Set me hill-high looking northward
Last Line: I have seen the stars again.
Subject(s): Stars


Set me hill-high looking northward,
Looking southward, west or east;
Set me thrill-high to the night sky,
When the rush of day has ceased.

Let me watch now Perseus towering,
Gentle mountain in the north;
Let me see how great Arcturus,
Like a watch-fire glistens forth.

Let me measure the horizon --
Virgo, backward unto Aries;
Let me reach, let me touch
High Deneb, and old Antares.

Raise an arm, bend it over.
Move it slowly like a wand --
Marking there the Way, from Algol
To the Cross, and beyond.

Bring me back on chair or stretcher
Bring me back to grief and pain --
I am strong, nothing matters --
I have seen the stars again.





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