Stars
Language: English 
O, sweep of stars over Harlem streets,
O, little breath of oblivion that is night.
      A city building
      To a mother's song.
      A city dreaming
      To a lullaby.
Reach up your hand, dark boy, and take a star.
Out of the little breath of oblivion
      That is night,
      Take just
      One star.

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Researcher for this text: Emily Ezust [Administrator]

This text was added to the website: 2008-09-07
Line count: 11
Word count: 52