Come, my little one, with me!
There are wondrous sights to see
As the evening shadows fall;
In your pretty cap and gown,
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 a relative. 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.
Come, my little one, with me!Featured Shared Story
Hadn't come across this one before. Not quite as good as "Wynken, Blynken and Nod," but excellent for the period and a precursor to more recent sleepy time travel poems and songs.