Join the Meeting Place for Moms!
Talk to other moms, share advice, and have fun!

(minimum 6 characters)

Winkin, Blinkin & Nod

I heard this bedtime story when I was younger. When I use to stay at a friends house the mother would say it to my friend every night before bedtime. Anyone know what I'm talking about and/or remember how it all goes?

Answer Question

Asked by sweetpea1217 at 11:59 PM on Nov. 28, 2010 in General Parenting

Level 22 (14,906 Credits)
Answers (5)
  • I don't know about Linkin but I've heard of Winkin.....

    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.


    Answer by mama2000_1 at 12:02 AM on Nov. 29, 2010

  • CON'T

    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.

    By Eugene Field

    Answer by mama2000_1 at 12:05 AM on Nov. 29, 2010

  • Is this what you remember?

    Answer by mama2000_1 at 12:05 AM on Nov. 29, 2010

  • Yes it is! My memory failed me for the longest time I thought it was linkin. Thank you so much!!

    Comment by sweetpea1217 (original poster) at 12:08 AM on Nov. 29, 2010

  • In the movie Dennis the Menace, Mrs. Wilson tells this to Dennis as she tucks him in...I love that part of the movie.

    Answer by salexander at 10:53 AM on Nov. 29, 2010

Join CafeMom now to contribute your answer and become part of our community. It's free and takes just a minute.