Emily Dickinson's Collected Poems

Part Two: Love 31. The moon is distant from the sea

The moon is distant from the sea,

And yet with amber hands

She leads him, docile as a boy,

Along appointed sands.

He never misses a degree;

Obedient to her eye,

He comes just so far toward the town,

Just so far goes away.

Oh, Signor, thine the amber hand,

And mine the distant sea, --

Obedient to the least command

Thine eyes impose on me.