Selected American and British Poems


The Star

by Ann and Jane Taylor
Additional Information
  • Year Published: 1806
  • Language: English
  • Country of Origin: England
  • Source: Taylor, A. & Taylor, J. (1806). Original Poems for Infant Minds, 2 volumes, and Rhymes for the Nursery. London: Darton and Harvey.
  • Readability:
    • Flesch–Kincaid Level: 1.3
  • Word Count: 119
  • Genre: Poetry
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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.

As your bright and tiny spark
Lights the traveler in the dark,
Though I know not what you are,
Twinkle, twinkle, little star.