Eugene Field

Eugene Field

About Eugene Field

Eugene Field was born on September 2, 1850, in St. Louis, Missouri. After their mom died in 1856, Eugene and his brother, Roswell, moved to Massachusetts to live with their aunt. Eugene attended three different colleges but never graduated from any of them.

Eugene worked as a column writer and editor for various newspapers and was known for his humor and practical jokes. He included his light verse for children in some of the columns he wrote, and he became known as the “Poet of Childhood.”

Eugene Field passed away on November 4, 1895.

    Poems by Eugene Field

  • The Shut-Eye Train

    in Famous Children Poems

    Come, my little one, with me!
    There are wondrous sights to see
    As the evening shadows fall;
    In your pretty cap and gown,

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  • Star Of The East

    in Famous Holiday Poems

    Star of the East, that long ago
    Brought wise men on their way
    Where, angels singing to and fro,
    The Child of Bethlehem lay—

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  • Wynken, Blynken, And Nod

    in Famous Children Poems

    Wynken, Blynken, and Nod one night
    Sailed off in a wooden shoe,—
    Sailed on a river of crystal light
    Into a sea of dew.

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  • The Sugar-Plum Tree

    in Famous Children Poems

    Have you ever heard of the Sugar-Plum Tree?
    'Tis a marvel of great renown!
    It blooms on the shore of the Lollypop sea
    In the garden of Shut-Eye Town;

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