Sara Teasdale: "I Know the Stars"

"I Know the Stars"

I know the stars by their names,  Aldebaran, Altair, And I know the path they take  Up heaven's broad blue stair.
I know the secrets of men  By the look of their eyes, Their gray thoughts, their strange thoughts  Have made me sad and wise.
But your eyes are dark to me  Though they seem to call and call — I cannot tell if you love me  Or do not love me at all.
I know many things,  But the years come and go, I shall die not knowing  The thing I long to know.