Wynken, Blynken, And Nod Poem by Eugene Field

Wynken, Blynken, And Nod

Rating: 3.2

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,"
Said Wynken,
And Nod.

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 the beautiful sea.
"Now cast your nets wherever you wish,--
Never afraid are we!"
So cried the stars to the fishermen three,
And Nod.

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:
'Twas all so pretty a sail, it seemed
As if it could not be;
And some folk thought 'twas a dream they'd dreamed
Of sailing that beautiful sea;
But I shall name you the fishermen three:
And Nod.

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:--
And Nod.

Nancy Chambers 29 January 2008

This was my favorite childhood poem and the reason why I love poetry today.

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Sylvia Frances Chan 13 February 2022

Not only for children, but this is a loveliest sweet poem for all ages, it reads very pleasantly and so humorous. I am sure this poem suits for all ages.5 Stars fulla-TOP

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ISHAN RAHUL 30 November 2017

Wow He painted the scene so well, like everything happening before my eyes.

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Sumit Ganguly 25 October 2015

A nice poem full of pleasant imagery.

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Alan Rawlinson 25 October 2015

A quality poem with memorable lines

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Ratnakar Mandlik 25 October 2015

A great fun and entertaining poem. It must be a favorite of children, and enjoyable at any age. Thanks for sharing.10++++

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Eugene Field

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