Monday, 6 May 2013

Poetry: 'The Star' by Jane Taylor

Nursery Rhymes are beautiful, traditional and familiar. They most often are the first things babies hear being held lovingly in arms. Mother and baby gazing at each other for hours with so much joy, enormous amount of love and sheer delight. 

I was recently looking through 'The Oxford Book of Children's Verse' looking for new poems for the children et voila! There I found it.

Why learn part of a poem when the whole, is just so uplifting?

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 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.

A beautifully calming and descriptive poem to end the day with your little ones tucked under their covers.  

Good night. 

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