Star and Space Poems
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.
Stars and Space Poems
- "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.
You can find more poems in our Poems section