Eugene Field

(2 September 1850 - 4 November 1895 / St Louis / Missouri / United States)

So, so, rock-a-by so!


So, so, rock-a-by so!
Off to the garden where dreamikins grow;
And here is a kiss on your winkyblink eyes,
And here is a kiss on your dimpledown cheek
And here is a kiss for the treasure that lies
In the beautiful garden way up in the skies
Which you seek.
Now mind these three kisses wherever you go -
So, so, rock-a-by so!

There's one little fumfay who lives there, I know,
For he dances all night where the dreamikins grow;
I send him this kiss on your droopydrop eyes,
I send him this kiss on your rosyred cheek.
And here is a kiss for the dream that shall rise
When the fumfay shall dance in those far-away skies
Which you seek.
Be sure that you pay those three kisses you owe -
So, so, rock-a-by so!

And, by-low, as you rock-a-by go,
Don't forget mother who loveth you so!
And here is her kiss on your weepydeep eyes,
And here is her kiss on your peachypink cheek,
And here is her kiss for the dreamland that lies
Like a babe on the breast of those far-away skies
Which you seek -
The blinkywink garden where dreamikins grow -
So, so, rock-a-by so!

Submitted: Thursday, January 01, 2004

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

Read poems about / on: kiss, dance, beautiful, mother, dream, night, sky, rose

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (So, so, rock-a-by so! by Eugene Field )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

Trending Poets

Trending Poems

  1. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  2. A Child's Christmas in Wales, Dylan Thomas
  3. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
  4. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  5. No Man Is An Island, John Donne
  6. Invictus, William Ernest Henley
  7. Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou
  8. Fire and Ice, Robert Frost
  9. Will there really be a "Morning"?, Emily Dickinson
  10. I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Poem of the Day

poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

I heard the bells on Christmas day
Their old familiar carols play,
And wild and sweet the words repeat
Of peace on earth, good will to men.

...... Read complete »

   

New Poems

  1. So Good, Michael P. McParland
  2. Snuggle, Michael P. McParland
  3. To speak untruth, hasmukh amathalal
  4. Sleep Well Love, Michael P. McParland
  5. Sleep Tight Sweet Lady, Michael P. McParland
  6. Stable in life, hasmukh amathalal
  7. Sleep Tight Dear One, Michael P. McParland
  8. Now i have a taste for eden, cristobal Benjumea
  9. Sitting Here, Michael P. McParland
  10. Simple Words 3, Michael P. McParland
[Hata Bildir]