How I wonder what you are!
Up above the world so high,
Like a diamond in the sky!
When he nothing shines upon,
Then you show your little light,
Twinkle, twinkle, all the night.
Thanks you for your tiny spark,
He could not see which way to go,
If you did not twinkle so.
And often through my curtains peep,
For you never shut your eye,
Till the sun is in the sky.
Lights the traveller in the dark,—
Though I know not what you are,
Twinkle, twinkle, little star.