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…
I love this bedtime poem. It is magical and calming at the same time, and the imagery is beautiful. Reading it aloud gives the feeling of being gently rocked in a wooden boat.
In this particular book, illustrated by Giselle Potter, there is a candle in the child’s room. On one page it is lit and then on the following page it appears just blown out. Katherine and Clara like to be the ones to “blow” out the candle as I turn the page.
Three little fisherman sailing the nighttime skies… a perfect story to settle a wee one’s mind before sleep.