Sunday, April 26, 2009

Bear in the Bed






Winkin', Blinkin', and Nod


Winkin', Blinkin', 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've come to fish for the herring fish that live in this beautiful sea.
Nets of silver and gold have we," said Winkin', Blinkin', 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.
Now the little stars are the herring fish that live in that beautiful sea;
"Cast your nets wherever you wish never afraid are we!"
So cried the stars to the fishermen three - Winkin', and Blinkin', and Nod.

So all night long their nets they threw to the stars in the twinkling foam.
'Til 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.
Some folks say 'twas a dream they dreamed of sailing that misty sea.
But I shall name you the fisherman three - Winkin', Blinkin', and Nod.

Now Winkin' and Blinkin' 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 close your eyes while mother sings of the wonderful sights that be.
And you shall see those beautiful things as you sail on the misty sea,
Where the old shoe rocked the fishermen three - Winkin', Blinkin', and Nod.

5 comments:

elaine said...

That's one of my favorite poems...in the late 80's the Doobie Brothers recording a musical version on a children's CD and it made me fall in love with it all over again! :).

Gigi said...

Oh, seeing that poem on your blog reminds me of my Aunt Ruth. When she was in the nursing home right before she passed away (at 93), she kept that book by her bed and read that poem at night.
Love your caterpillar!

Bill said...

I love the imagery of Winkin, Blinkin, Nod and Pom Pom!!! Cute!

Kelli said...

Only you, mom, would think to cuddle the bear in your bed and take pictures of him. :) You made me laugh out loud (seriously).

The Mud Spattered Man said...

You are a nut! Still dressing up bears.

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