Space Poems

Space, the final frontier…With poetry the possibilities are endless. Below we have gathered some amazing poems about space. As always we will continue to add more space poems. If you know of other space poems that you feel would be a great addition here, please contact us and let us know.

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Wynken, Blynken, and Nod by Eugene Field
The Orbs by Alexander Posey
Nightfall by Alexander Posey
Sun and Moon by Charlotte Druitt Cole
Sunshine by Unknown Author
One Day I’ll be by James McDonald
The Old Astronomer by Sarah Williams
The Moon by Robert Louis Stevenson
Night Sky by Unknown Author
The Moon-Sheep by Christopher Morley
Night by William Blake
The Early Morning by Hilaire Belloc
Stars by The Bronte Sisters
A Candle, A Candle by Leroy F. Jackson
Our Star by James McDonald
King Kokem by Leroy F. Jackson
A Moon Song by Leroy F. Jackson
Moon, O Moon In the Empty Sky by Leroy F. Jackson
Silver Road by Hamish Hendry
Moon Woman by Unknown Author
Stars
Moonbeam by Vachel Lindsay
The Star-Treader by Clark Ashton Smith
Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star by Jane Taylor
Stars by Robert Frost
The Moon by Emily Dickinson
The Homesick Star by Mary Carolyn Davies
The Man in the Moon by James Whitcomb Riley
Escape at Bedtime by Robert Louis Stevenson
The Moon by Oliver Herford
Ode To The Abyss by Clark Ashton Smith
Hymn to the North Star by William Cullen Bryant
Lament of the Stars by William Cullen Bryant
When The Firmament Quivers by William Cullen Bryant
The Waning Moon by William Cullen Bryant
Song of the Stars by William Cullen Bryant
Silver by Walter De La Mare
An Astrologer’s Song by Rudyard Kipling
The Moon by William H. Davies
From Hyperion by John Keats
The Princess in Saturn by Laura E. Richards
Moons by Mary Carolyn Davies
If A Star by Mary Carolyn Davies
‘Fraid Stars by Mary Carolyn Davies
The Stars by Mary Carolyn Davies
The New Moon by Eliza Lee Follen
O, Look at the Moon by Eliza Lee Follen
The Wind and the Moon by George MacDonald
The Stars and the Babies by Eliza Lee Follen
Moon, So Round and Yellow by Matthias Barr
Stars by Sara Teasdale
Winter Stars by Sara Teasdale
Autumn by Thomas Ernest Hulme
The Star by Sara Teasdale
Lady Moon by Lord Houghton
Star Light, Star Bright by Unknown Author
Cruel Moon by Robert Graves
Who Knows if the Moon’s a Balloon by E.E. Cummings
The Rose of Stars by George Edward Woodberry
Star Song by Robert Underwood Johnson
The Waning Moon by Celia Thaxter
Moon Song by Robert Service
A New View of the Moon by Eva Lovett Carson
The Planet Mars by William Allen White
The Wave and the Star by William Allen White
Is the Moon Tired? by Christina Rossetti
The Little Moon by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
The Star by Alice Corbin
The Moon by Hugh Austin
A Marvel by Carolyn Wells
The Moonlight by Ann Hawkshawe
The Crescent by Amy Lowell
The Pleiades by Amy Lowell
Moon Thought by Hilda Conkling
Looking at the Moon After Rain by LI T’AI-PO
Who Blows You Out by Maude Keary
The Night Will Never Stay by Eleanor Farjeon
The Falling Star by Sara Teasdale
The Learn’d Astronomer by Walt Whitman
The Stargazer by Unknown Author
Night by Francis William Bourdillon
I Had a Boat by Mary Coleridge
Dusky Shore by Robert Bridges
Moon Song by Mildred Plew Merryman

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Space is truly the final frontier. From ancient times until now people have gazed up at the same stars and solar system and wondered what’s really going on out there. A beautiful way to express this wonder at the cosmic abyss is through poetry. From our moon to a nebula beyond the Milky Way people have wondered, studied and wrote about the possibilities that outer space holds.

In the collection of poems above the infatuation with space is evident, encompassing the beloved moon, mysterious mars, our neighborhood the solar system, asteroids and all the way out to the ends of the universe, adult and child alike have visions of space travel. Many of the poems are simply written for younger kids to enjoy as well as older children. There are also longer more complex poems for older kids and adults to visualize and imagine the wonders of space. Whether you’ve dreamt of traveling space as an astronaut or simply loved gazing at the stars as an amateur astronomer space poems will take you to the many corners of the galaxy through the minds of amazing poets!

Eugene Field in his poem Wynken, Blynken and Nod takes us sailing off into space in a wooden shoe over a crystal sea of stars, a wonderfully imaginative classic poem loved by kids of all ages. Or for the student wondering what they will be when they grow up, James McDonalds’ poem One Day I’ll Be imagines a future on a distant star with the best view of all on the cosmic sea. And in the poem Moon Woman it’s not the old man in the moon anymore it’s the beautiful silhouette of Luna the fair Moon Maiden. Poetry brings to life with words all the possibilities the mind is capable of, an amazing gift to share with children.