“Those Twinkling Stars” by Ella Moore

by Ann Neilson

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From A Handbook of Descriptive Astronomy by George Frederick Chambers, pg. 510

Those Twinkling Stars
Ella Moore
From Godey’s Lady’s Book, September, 1849, pg. 214

Those twinkling, twinkling, trembling stars,
How pure and bright they shine!
Now one is falling!—’tis a car,
Sped by a hand divine,
To bear some guardian angel near
Some suffering saint, still lingering here.
And those which yet retain their place
Are angel watch-towers still;
Some guardian angel’s smiling face
Still looks through each at will;
And, ever and anon, a tear
Becomes a trembling dew-drop here.