Winken, Blinken and Nod

Eugene Field, 1850-1895

Winken, Blinken, and Nod one night
Sailed off in a wooden shoe;
Saild off in a wooden shoe
Sailed off 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.

Old Moon

"We have come to fish for the herring fish
That live in the beautiful sea.
Nets of silver and gold have we!"
Said Winken,
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.
Little StarsHerringLittle StarsHerring Little StarsHerringLittle StarsHerringLittle Stars
The little stars were the herring fish
That lived in the beautiful sea;
"Now cast your nets wherever you wish.
Never afeard are we";
So cried the stars to the fisherman three:
And Nod.

All night long their nets they threw
To the stars in the twinkling foam;
Little StarsLittle StarsLittle StarsLittle Stars
Then down from the skies came the wooden shoe
Bringing the fisherman 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:
And Nod.
Winken and Blinken are two little eyes,
And Nod is a little head,
And the wooden shoe that sailed the skies
Is the wee one's trundle-bed.
Beddy Bye
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 fisherman three:
And Nod.

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