Poem: The Star—Ann Taylor and Jane Taylor

February 17, 2021 | Filed Under Poem for Hela | No Comments

The Star
Ann Taylor and 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 gone,
When he nothing shines upon,
Then you show your little light,
Twinkle, twinkle, all the night.

Then the trav’ller 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 thro’ my curtains peep,
For you never shut your eye,
Till the sun is in the sky.

‘Tis your bright and tiny spark,
Lights the trav’ller in the dark :
Tho’ I know not what you are,
Twinkle, twinkle, little star.

This image shows the star Alnilam lighting up the star NGC 1990. The photo was taken by Glen Youman of the website astrophotos.net. The photographer writes: "NGC 1990 surrounds the belt star Epsilon Orionis. This reflection nebula is of such low magnitude as to be invisible in all but the larger scopes. There are two very faint detached reflection nebulae in the lower left of the photo, my star charts do not identify these nebulae." Image source: https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=1348675

[This image shows the star Alnilam lighting up the star NGC 1990. The photo was taken by Glen Youman of the website astrophotos.net. The photographer writes: “NGC 1990 surrounds the belt star Epsilon Orionis. This reflection nebula is of such low magnitude as to be invisible in all but the larger scopes. There are two very faint detached reflection nebulae in the lower left of the photo, my star charts do not identify these nebulae.” Image source: https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=1348675]

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