I read this poem for the first time
a week ago.
The whole poem.
Tell me true.
Did you know Wynken and Blynken were the eyes,
and Nod is the little head.
It is all so obvious to me now.
But in all my years,
I did not know that was the little 'catch' to this poem?
It's absolutely darling.
Wynken, Blynken, and Nod (Dutch Lullaby)
by Eugene Field (1850-1895)
Wynken, Blynken, and Nod one night
Sailed off in a wooden shoe---
Sailed on a river of crystal light,
Into a sea of dew.
"Where are you going, and what do you wish?"
The old moon asked the three.
"We have come to fish for the herring fish
That live in this beautiful sea;
Nets of silver and gold have we!"
The old moon laughed and sang a song,
As they rocked in the wooden shoe,
And the wind that sped them all night long
Ruffled the waves of dew.
The little stars were the herring fish
That lived in that beautiful sea---
"Now cast your nets wherever you wish---
Never afeard are we";
So cried the stars to the fishermen three:
All night long their nets they threw
To the stars in the twinkling foam---
Then down from the skies came the wooden shoe,
Bringing the fishermen home;
'T was all so pretty a sail it seemed
As if it could not be,
And some folks thought 't was a dream they 'd dreamed
Of sailing that beautiful sea---
But I shall name you the fishermen three:
Wynken and Blynken are two little eyes,
And Nod is a little head,
And the wooden shoe that sailed the skies
Is a wee one's trundle-bed.
So shut your eyes while mother sings
Of wonderful sights that be,
And you shall see the beautiful things
As you rock in the misty sea,
Where the old shoe rocked the fishermen three:
The Picnic (Dorothy Aldis)
We brought a rug for sitting on,
Our lunch was in the box.
The sand was warm. We didn't wear
Hats or Shoes or Socks.
Waves came curling up the beach.
We waded. It was fun.
Our sandwiches were different kinds
I dropped my jelly one.
Question of the Day
A picnic would not be complete without________________.
Encourage one another,