Sunday, September 11, 2011

I Wish Upon A Star

Star light, star bright,
First star I see tonight,
I wish I may, I wish I might,
Have the wish I wish tonight.

‘’Star Light, Star Bright’’ is a nursery rhyme. The tradition of making a wish when seeing a shooting star or the first star of the evening dates back possibly to the ancient world.
If superstition is to be believed then it is said that if a person is able to see the first star visible as nightfall comes, then by reciting this rhyme their wish will come true.
‘’Star Light, Star Bright’’ was first recorded in late nineteenth-century America and the song and tradition believed to have reached Britain by the early twentieth century.


Celestial Charms said...

Hi Sandy,
Funny, my daughter has a big pink and brown plaque over her bed, that reads the first verse of this poem. So pretty.

Dorothy said...

This is a lovely nursery rhyme. Clever association with the pretty picture! Have a nice week.