The Star

Look, It's the north star and the little DipperWe have another nature poem this week. Hooray! Most of you should recognize this one. It's perhaps one of the most famous songs in existence. Do you know the whole thing? I'll bet that's what a lot of you don't know. If you do or you don't, this one is still fun to read again. Now go see how much you remember.

The Star
by Jane Taylor, 1783-1824

Twinkle, twinkle, little star,
How I wonder what you are!
Up above the world so high,
Like a diamond in the sky.

When the blazing sun is gone,
When he nothing shines upon,
Then you show your little light,
Twinkle, twinkle, all the night.

Then the traveler in the dark,
Thanks you for your tiny spark,
He could not see which way to go,
If you did not twinkle so.

In the dark blue sky you keep,
And often through my curtains peep,
For you never shut your eye,
Till the sun is in the sky.

'Tis your bright and tiny spark,
Lights the traveller in the dark :
Though I know not what you are,
Twinkle, twinkle, little star.


  1. I never realised there was more than one verse to this childhood favourite!

  2. an early tune to have learned on piano

    1. I've always heard the same thing. I would have liked to be able to play this one.

  3. oh, i so love this poem. reminds me of happy childhood.

    1. Me too. I think of it whenever I look at the night sky.

  4. "Nature Center Magazine" has been included in this weeks A Sunday Drive. I hope this helps to attract even more new visitors here.


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