Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Bat!

Original Text: 
Lewis Carroll, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (New York: D. Appleton and Co., 1866): 103. [First American edition.] Brabant Carroll Collection C37 A44 1866 Fisher Rare Book Library.
" -- -- it was at the great concert given by the Queen of Hearts, and I had to sing
2How I wonder what you're at!'
You know the song, perhaps?"
   "I've heard something like it," said Alice.
   "It goes on, you know," the Hatter continued, "in this way: -- --
3`Up above the world you fly,
4Like a teatray in the sky.
5        Twinkle, twinkle --'"


1] This poem parodies Ann and Jane Taylor's "The Star" (1806). Back to Line
Publication Start Year: 
RPO poem Editors: 
Ian Lancashire
RPO Edition: 
RPO 1998.