Looking at the sky

For 34 years I had a love affair with the moon, but now I like star shine, it’s hard to choose, but when I was floating on the Dead Sea last summer, I saw such brilliant stars in that inky black sky and looked at them for so long with such deep wonder and love, I know I fell in love…

I never will have time
I never will have time enough
To say
How beautiful it is
The way the moon
Floats in the air
As easily
And lightly as a bird
Although she is a world
Made all of stone.

I never will have time enough
To praise
The way the stars
Hang glittering in the dark
Of steepest heaven
Their dewy sparks
Their brimming drops of light
So fresh so clear
That when you look at them
It quenches thirst.