It is impossible not to inspired by the stars and the vast wonders of space. Here is a curated collection of interest poems about stars, space and the universe itself.
- "When I Heard the Learned Astronomer" by Walt Whitman
Whitman's poem begins:
"When I heard the learn’d astronomer,
When the proofs, the figures, were ranged in columns before me,
When I was shown the charts and diagrams, to add, divide,
and measure them,"
- "Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star" by Jane Taylor
This classic children's poem was first published by Taylor in 1806. begins:
"Twinkle, twinkle, little star,
How I wonder what you are!
Up above the world so high,
Like a diamond in the sky."
- "Evening Star" by Edgar Allan Poe
Poe's poem contains the lines:
"And I turn’d away to thee,
Proud Evening Star,
In thy glory afar,"
- "The Light of Stars" by Henry Wadsworth Longfello
Longfellow's poem contains the lines:
"There is no light in earth or heaven
But the cold light of stars;
And the first watch of night is given
To the red planet Mars.
- "Bright star, would I were stedfast as thou art" by John Keats
Keats' poem begins with lines:
"Bright star, would I were stedfast as thou art—
Not in lone splendour hung aloft the night
And watching, with eternal lids apart,
Like nature's patient, sleepless Eremite,"
- "Starlight" by William Meredith
Meredith poem contains the lines:
"There is a gaze of animal delight
Before the human vision. Then, aroused
To nebulous danger, we may look for easy stars,
Orion and the Dipper; but they are not ours,"
- "To the North Star" by William B. Tappan
Tappan's poem begins:
"Bright Star, while thou thy lonely way
Pursu’st in yon expanse of blue,
Thy gem-like form and steady ray
Attract the heedless peasant’s view,"
- "The Stars are Mansions Built by Nature's Hand" by William Wordsworth
Wordsworth's poem begins:
"The stars are mansions built by Nature's hand,
And, haply, there the spirits of the blest
Dwell, clothed in radiance, their immortal vest;
Huge Ocean shows, within his yellow strand,
- "But Outer Space" by Robert Frost
Frost's poem begins:
"But outer Space,
At least this far,
For all the fuss"
- "My Star" by Robert Browning
Browning's poem contains the lines:
"My star that dartles the red and the blue!
Then it stops like a bird; like a flower, hangs furled:
They must solace themselves with the Saturn above it.
- "The Lost Star" by Rabindranath Tagore
Tagore's poem contains the lines:
"Where the lost star had gone.
‘It was the star which brightened the heavens most
It was the biggest and the best.’
- "The Star And The Water Lily" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
Holmes's poem contains the lines:
"The Rose is cooling his burning cheek
In the lap of the breathless tide; —
The Lily hath sisters fresh and fair,
That would lie by the Rose's side;"
- "The Star" by Henry Vaughan
Vaughan's poem contains the lines:
"These are the magnets which so strongly move
And work all night upon thy light and love,
As beauteous shapes, we know not why,
Command and guide the eye.