Orchards of the Sky

By Ethel Jacobson

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    I never saw

    The stars so bright

    As these above

    This mountain height.

    They gleam so close

    Within my reach.

    I can almost pick them

    Like a peach

    Or a silver pear

    That hangs nearby

    In dusky orchards

    Of the sky.

    They shimmer against

    The twilight blue …

    Which one shall

    I pick for you?

    Illustrated by Pat Hoggan