Monday, May 31, 2010

Wynken, Blynken and Nod

I've been *trying* to read to the baby every day. I read that at this point, she can hear everything we say and can actually retain information. The book I'm reading also said that if you read the same story every day, the baby will actually be soothed by the words when she is born.

So I decided to read to hear the book my parents read to me as a kid, which apparently I was OBSESSED with.

Wynken, Blynken, and Nod
by Eugene Field

Wynken, Blynken, and Nod one night

Sailed 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

"We have come to fish for the herring fish

That live in the beautiful sea;

Nets of silver and gold have we!"


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 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 --

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.

Wynken and Blynken are two little eyes,
And Nod is a little head,

And the wooden shoes that sailed the skies

Is the 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 fisherman three:


and Nod.

<3, Mom


  1. that's so sweet!! maybe I'll start reading the same book every night too! <3

  2. <3 We have read this lullaby to D every night since he was born. He calls it the "inken song". With K its been Goodnight Moon.

    Definitely read to her, it will help you bond tremendously!


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