Orchards of the Sky
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“Orchards of the Sky,” Friend, Feb. 1982, inside front cover

Orchards of the Sky

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