Eugene Field

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

Child And Mother - Poem by Eugene Field

O mother-my-love, if you'll give me your hand,
And go where I ask you to wander,
I will lead you away to a beautiful land,-
The Dreamland that's waiting out yonder.
We'll walk in a sweet posie-garden out there,
Where moonlight and starlight are streaming,
And the flowers and the birds are filling the air
With the fragrance and music of dreaming.

There'll be no little tired-out boy to undress,
No questions or cares to perplex you,
There'll be no little bruises or bumps to caress,
Nor patching of stockings to vex you;
For I'll rock you away on a silver-dew stream
And sing you asleep when you're weary,
And no one shall know of our beautiful dream
But you and your own little dearie.

And when I am tired I'll nestle my head
In the bosom that's soothed me so often,
And the wide-awake stars shall sing, in my stead,
A song which our dreaming shall soften.
So, Mother-my-Love, let me take your dear hand,
And away through the starlight we'll wander,-
Away through the mist to the beautiful land,-
The Dreamland that's waiting out yonder.

Topic(s) of this poem: mother


Comments about Child And Mother by Eugene Field

  • Mehta Hasmukh Amathalal (5/14/2017 9:56:00 PM)


    niced one.. good poe, ...10

    Give same honor to female
    Who has born you and not failed
    It was her endeavor to see you in healthy state
    She was your protector guardian till date
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  • Mehta Hasmukh Amathalal (5/14/2017 9:55:00 PM)


    nice one.. good poem...10

    Give same honor to female
    Who has born you and not failed
    It was her endeavor to see you in healthy state
    She was your protector guardian till date
    (Report) Reply

  • Susan Williams (5/8/2016 2:24:00 PM)


    Sweet sweet words for a mother to hear from her child (Report) Reply

  • (5/8/2016 11:22:00 AM)


    A visit to the dreamland waiting out yonder, A trip to the fairy land along with mother., A dream of a child unfolded very marvelously through this sweet song. Thanks for sharing it here. (Report) Reply

  • Subhas Chandra Chakra (5/8/2016 8:25:00 AM)


    Really a great poem on mother. Sweet dreams laden it with love divine. Quite a successful effort.
    A perfect 10 for it.
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  • Edward Kofi Louis (5/8/2016 1:01:00 AM)


    Mother and child! Thanks for sharing. (Report) Reply

  • Tapan M. Saren (5/8/2016 12:38:00 AM)


    And please take me there, I also wanna go with you.. Excellent poem.10 (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, January 1, 2004

Poem Edited: Wednesday, December 17, 2014


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