Written by Edwin Sandy JordanJanuary 31, 2021January 31, 2021 Childhood Do you remember this poem from your childhood? I do. 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, Blynken, 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 that beautiful sea —“Now cast your nets wherever you wish — never afraid are we”;So cried the stars to the fishermen three: Wynken, Blynken, 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 folks thought ’twas a dream they’d dreamed of sailing that beautiful sea —But I shall name you the fishermen three: Wynken, Blynken, 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: Wynken, Blynken, and Nod. Eugene Field I wish that every child could experience the joy of a loving family and sail that beautiful sea. Bless all God’s children. Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading... Related One thought on “Childhood” I remember. —Becky LikeLike Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here... Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Email (required) (Address never made public) Name (required) Website You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Google account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Twitter account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Facebook account. ( Log Out / Change ) Cancel Connecting to %s Notify me of new comments via email. Notify me of new posts via email.