Wynken, Blynken & Nod

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Wendy A. Lawson

This is my original, digital artwork. Created in PSP 8, drawn freehand (with my mouse), colored using custom gradients and textures. This piece was designed to resemble stained-glass and is my attempt to illustrate this wonderful Dutch lullaby:   Wynken, Blynken and Nod (written by Eugene Field 1850-1895)   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. "We have come to fish for the herring fish    That live in this beautiful sea;    Nets of silver and gold have we!"                      Said Wynken,                      Blynken,                      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 that beautiful sea--- "Now cast your nets wherever you wish---    Never afeard are we";    So cried the stars to the fishermen three:                      Wynken,                      Blynken,                      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 fishermen home; 'T was all so pretty a sail it seemed    As if it could not be, And some folks thought 't was a dream they 'd dreamed    Of sailing that beautiful sea---    But I shall name you the fishermen three:                      Wynken,                      Blynken,                      And Nod. Wynken and Blynken 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 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 fishermen three:                      Wynken,                      Blynken,                      And Nod.    

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