Jarrell was born in Tennessee and died in North Carolina, but significant parts of his life were spent outside the South—childhood in California, World War II in the Army Air Corps, some teaching time at Kenyon College inread more
One star in the dark pass of the houses,
Shines as if it were a sign
Set there to point the way to—
But more beautiful, somehow, than what it points to,5
So that no one has ever gone on beyond
Except those who could not see it, and went on
To what it pointed to, and could not see that either.
The star far off separates yet how could I see it
If there were not inside me the same star?
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