The Wave and the Star William Allen White

The Wave and the Star

A far on the ocean a billow was born,
A waif of the wind and the sea.
A star up in heaven shone brightly at morn,
A spark of eternity.
And the beautiful star loved the wave, from afar,
And paled in its mute despair;
But the wave on its bosom caught up the star,
And died as it held it there.