Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, SONGS OF TRAVEL: 6, by ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON

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SONGS OF TRAVEL: 6, by             Poet's Biography
First Line: The infinite shining heavens
Last Line: And a star had come down to me.
Alternate Author Name(s): Stevenson, Robert Lewis Balfour

The infinite shining heavens
Rose and I saw in the night
Uncountable angel stars
Showering sorrow and light.

I saw them distant as heaven,
Dumb and shining and dead,
And the idle stars of the night
Were dearer to me than bread.

Night after night in my sorrow
The stars stood over the sea,
Till lo! I looked in the dusk
And a star had come down to me.

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