It’s already the first day of the second week of the new year. It seems 2017 is going to be another quickly passing year, so we must make it count.
As I mentioned in my last post, I’m participating in Storystorm this month, striving to have 30 ideas for stories. So far I think I have eight.
After each Storystorm post we are to leave one comment. Comments today include one with a video added. I enjoyed it and thought you might, too. Remember the poem Wynken, Blynken & Nod written by Eugene Field and published in 1889?
Here are the words to the poem:
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 afraid 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; ‘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: 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.
Now for the video:
Have you ever written ballads, songs or choruses? If your writing is inspired by music, which songs or instrumentals?
FILL YOUR PAPER WITH THE BREATHINGS OF YOUR HEART. ~William Wordsworth
On my "Writers' Quotes, Helps & Workshops" page: Sue Harrison's 2013-2015 Workshop: "Writing The Third Dimension." You'll also find the Picture eBook Mastery Course to learn how to write picture e-books.
BE AWESOME! BE A BOOK NUT! - Dr. Seuss
My reads for 52 Book Club’s 2023 Reading Challenge:
Splashing in Puddles
Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH
The Unicorn in the Barm
Christmas at Harrington’s
Jake and the Kid
The Apollo Murders
The Auschwitz Twins
Sapiens – a brief history of humankind
Books I've read in 2023, excluding picture books (found on my drop down menu at top of page):
"The odd thing about people who had many books was how they always wanted more." - Patricia A. McKillip