Twinkle Revised

Twinkle, twinkle, little star,

Light refracting from afar,

Passing through the atmosphere,

Many years from there to here.


Fusing hydrogen for light,

Throwing photons into night.

Flying at a constant pace,

Just a few will reach your face.


Overwhelmed by our dear Sun—

Of all the stars, the closest one—

When our planet turns away,

Night reveals what hides in day.


There is much that we could know,

If we could to the stars go.

Stars and planets, and much more,

Waiting for us to explore.


Made of elements from stars,

We’re their children, come so far.

Let’s return to outer space,

Birthplace of the human race.


Twinkle, twinkle, little star,

Bigger than our Earth by far.

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2 Responses to Twinkle Revised

  1. Cameron LaRue says:

    Wow, this is really fantastic. I would love to see this as a children’s book.

  2. Al Hil says:

    Great, both kids book and first page of a text book with real pictures.
    What a nice first high school intro. jump off point.

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