Wednesday, August 11, 2010

In Wink-A-Way Land

Fairy and Child

Oh, listen, little Dear-My-Soul,
To the fair voices calling,
For the moon is high in the misty sky
And the honey dew is falling;
To the midnight feast in the clover bloom
The bluebells are a-ringing,
And it's "Come away to teh land of fay" 
That the katydid is singing.

Oh, slumber, little Dear-My-Soul,
And hand in hand we'll wander--
Of Balow, away off yonder;
Or we'll sail along in a lily leaf
Into the white moon's halo--
Over a stream of mist and dream
Into the land of Balow.

Or, you shall have two beautiful wings--
Two gossamer wings and airy,
And all the while shall the old moon smile
And think you a little fairy;
And you shall dance in the velvet sky
And the silvery stars shall twinkle
And dream sweet dreams as over their beams 
Your footfall softly tinkle.

This poem is my new inspiration for Violet's quilt/toddler room. There is so much to work with here. I just discovered this poem yesterday and was enamored. I found it in this book that I have that was written by Eugene Field (who was born in St. Louis, MO; also the author of Wynkin, Blynkin, and Nod). The book was made in1905. I've been reading these poems to Vi since she was brand spanking new. All the poems in this book are bedtime poems.

1 comment:

  1. Love it! That'll make for such a cute room.

    Fun Fact: I lived in Field House in Ryle Hall when I was a freshman at Truman State University. We had a Winken, Blinken and Nod mural.