Ermilia’s Picture it & Write.

This popular nursery rhyme is what came to mind when I saw this week’s picture.

How many of you know all five stanzas?

     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 traveller 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 traveller in the dark.
     Though I know not what you are,
     Twinkle, twinkle, little star.


 The lyrics are from an early 19th-century English poem, “The Star” by Jane Taylor.

The poem was first published in 1806 in Rhymes for the Nursery, an anthology by Taylor and her sister Ann. (Courtesy: Wikipedia)