Starshine, Stars, and Little Maids


Sarah, 15, Pakistan

“Looking up into the sky
Little girl why you thus time pass by?”
Says she, “to catch a falling star,”
“But they are too far
Would not a little birdie do?”
“Of them I already own two”
“And what of it when you catch one?”
Cries she with joy, “oh, what fun!
My own bright star
Come from afar!
To shine till dawn,
With a unicorn hair I’ll tie it on
The ceiling above where I sleep
With utmost care my star I’ll keep
Till in the morning light it fades.”
“Why should it fade dear little maid?”
Cries she...

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