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Joseph Friedlander, comp.  The Standard Book of Jewish Verse.  1917.
 
The Twin Stars
By Joel Blau (Trans. by the author from his Hebrew original)
 
UP above me star and star—
Side by side like twins they are:
Like the eyes of God they seem,
As in Heaven’s height they gleam.
 
Like on Sabbath light and light,        5
By my mother twinkle bright.
Are there eyes that watch on high?
Are there Sabbaths in the sky?
 
If Almighty’s eyes they be,
Do they fondly look at me?        10
But if lights for Sabbath-day—
Who’ll the Blessing o’er them say?
 
 
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