Jane Taylor

(23 September 1783 – 13 April 1824 / Colchester, England)

The Star - Poem by Jane Taylor

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 set,
And the grass with dew is wet,
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 where 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.

Comments about The Star by Jane Taylor

  • Susan Williams (11/22/2015 2:08:00 PM)

    Is this the original Twinkle Twinkle Little Star? The other version is the one I am more familiar with- it frequented my going to sleep moments as a child. Lovely still. (Report)Reply

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  • (6/2/2014 11:06:00 PM)

    ...........this beautiful poem has always been one of my favourites....can hardly believe it's 208 years old..
    ..........................................~~~~~ a very special poem ~~~~~~.......................................

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  • (1/22/2012 6:15:00 PM)

    Its a shame that children aren't taught the the whole song, don't you think? (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, April 8, 2010

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