Through the vast shining night in silence
too touched with glory of it all to talk ...
Think that a million worlds of fire and light
can crowd the radiance into one world's night
each crystallized by distance to a star!
How far is Heaven? How far?
Softly into my hand there slips the hands
of one whose comrade spirit understands
my thoughts unspoken
In the deep hush unbroken
another soul is fused in reverence with mine
and I look down to answering eyes that
So beautiful and close beside me here
How near is Heaven? How near?
So near -