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Joseph Friedlander, comp.  The Standard Book of Jewish Verse.  1917.
The Twin Stars
By Joel Blau (Trans. George Alexander Kohut)
TWO stars are shining in the skies,
  Like twins they are united;
They look like God’s own beaming eyes
  In distant darkness lighted.
Like tapers on the Sabbath eve        5
  That mother kindles for us—
Are there then Sabbaths up on high
  And real eyes gleaming o’er us?
  If God Almighty’s eyes they are,
  Their soft glance is caressing;        10
  But if they’re only Sabbath lamps,
  Who will pronounce the blessing?

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