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Poem by Jane Taylor

The Star

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,
How could he see where to go,
If you did not twinkle so?

In the dark blue sky you keep,
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.

Jane Taylor

Poem Theme: Lullabies

Jane Taylor's other poems:
  1. The Poppy
  2. The Squires Pew
  3. On Visiting Cowpers Garden and Summer-house at Olney
  4. Poverty
  5. The Violet

Poems of the other poets with the same name:

  • Henry Vaughan The Star ("Whatever 'tis, whose beauty here below")
  • Letitia Landon The Star ("Oh! would I might share thy wild car")
  • Edith Nesbit The Star ("I HAD a star to sing by, a beautiful star that led")

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