The fox tried to fetch for her
Beautiful things for her to wonder at
But every metal and jewel
Her eyes were glued to the midnight’s sky
At all of the glittering lights
He found for her more gems and pearls
But nothing could compare.
He searched and search
From dusk ‘til dawn
And stayed away for days
There was nothing that could compare
And so he needed to catch for her a star
While the beautiful things
Could not make her happy, she sighed
And stared at the sky.
They were so beautiful,
She thought to herself,
Unaware of the jewels at her feet
The fox tried as hard as he could
To get for her a star
That’s how he spent every night,
Exhausted every day.
So much time had then gone by
When he realized it was impossible –
He could not jump so high
Nor could he find anything tall enough to climb –
The fox returns with his head hung low,
His fur grey with moonlight
And he tells her of his defeat
She turns and cannot breathe
For she has never seen anything so beautiful;
His fur held the shine of the moon
And the fox was much more beautiful than the stars.