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Encyclopedia > Winken, Blinken, and Nod

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A statue of Wynken, Blynken and Nod located in Washington Park, Denver
A statue of Wynken, Blynken and Nod located in Washington Park, Denver

Wynken, Blynken, and Nod is a popular poem for children written by Denver journalist Eugene Field on March 9, 1889. The original title was Dutch Lullaby. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (576x864, 176 KB) Summary Statue of Wynken, Blynken, and Nod in Washington Park. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (576x864, 176 KB) Summary Statue of Wynken, Blynken, and Nod in Washington Park. ... Washington Park is a neighborhood and public park in Denver, Colorado. ... Nickname: The Mile-High City Location of Denver in Colorado Coordinates: Country United States State Colorado City-County Denver (coextensive) Founded November 22, 1858 Incorporated November 7, 1861  - Mayor John Hickenlooper (D) Area    - City  154. ... Eugene Field, American writer Eugene Field (September 2, 1850 - November 4, 1895) American writer, best known for poetry for children and for humorous essays. ... March 9 is the 68th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (69th in Leap years). ... Year 1889 (MDCCCLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ...


The poem is a fantasy bed-time story of three fishermen sailing and fishing in the stars. Their boat is a wooden shoe. The fishermen symbolize a sleepy child's blinking eyes and nodding head.


Inspired works

  • Disney made an 8 minute cartoon in 1938 which stylized the fishermen of the poem as three pajama-clad children playing among the stars.
  • There are two statues by Mabel Landrum Torrey commemorating the poem: after the original sculpture was exhibited to critical acclaim at the Art Institute of Chicago, Torrey presented her sculpture to Denver Mayor Robert W. Speer who commissioned a marble version in 1918. This is currently in Washington Park, Denver, Colorado, USA. A bronze copy was dedicated on September 23 1938 in memory of Elizabeth Cameron Bailey and resides in a fountain on the Green in Wellsboro, Pennsylvania.
  • In 1971, Weston Woods made a cartoon based on the poem.
  • Donovan set "Wynken, Blynken, and Nod" to music on his 1971 children's album H.M.S. Donovan. He recorded another version with the same melody for his 2002 children's album Pied Piper.
  • Canadian children's entertainer Fred Penner included a version on his 1992 album The Cat Came Back.
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