Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Great Regulars: We patronise children far less,

and that's all to the good. If there's a flipside, perhaps it's that reassurance is lacking. A lullaby should lull, and the sense of a safe, solid adult world around the child is not to be despised. If such a poem can simultaneously stimulate the imagination, and establish a mental pattern of delicious sound and rhythm, it has proved its worth and deserves to be considered a children's classic.

[by Eugene Field]

Wynken, Blynken, and Nod (Dutch Lullaby)

from Carol Rumens: The Guardian: Poem of the week: Wynken, Blynken, and Nod by Eugene Field


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