December 22nd, 2014
The Sugar-plum Tree is a sweet poem by Eugene Field. Sugar-plums are candy like Jordan Almonds. Other treats aside from almonds can be found inside the hard outer sugarcoating. You can read the poem below and listen along to the recording… MP3 Recording of The Sugar-plum Tree The Sugarplum Tree By Eugene Field Have you […]
December 21st, 2014
Sugarplums are associated with Christmas even though most people don’t really know what they are! They’re actually like Jordan Almonds – but not necessarily with almonds inside. Jordan almonds are almonds with several coatings of sugar. Sugarplums aren’t heard of much anymore outside of Christmas poems like, "T’was the Night Before Christmas" with the lines: […]
September 29th, 2014
Wynken, Blynken and Nod is a beloved bedtime poem about sailing in the sky in a wooden shoe and fishing for the stars. The names "Wynken", "Blynken" and "Nod" represent a child’s sleepy eyes and head. The wooden shoe symbolizes his bed. He dreams of the stars while his mother sings him to sleep. This […]
February 28th, 2011
Jack Marvin wrote to me a little about reading Eugene Field’s poems back in the ’50’s and about “old age” in modern times… Thank you for posting Field’s poems. I haven’t read them for years and they are delightful to rediscover. In 1952 as a high school senior, I read “Jest For Christmas” at our […]
November 26th, 2010
A New Year Idyl is an amusing poem by Eugene Field about someone helping a cockroach have fun on New Years Eve. Eugene Field (1850 – 1895) is the author of the well-known kid’s poem, The Gingham Dog and Calico Cat (The Duel). Here’s the definition of "Idyl": 1. a. A short poem or prose […]
April 20th, 2010
Many people are looking for mother themed poems for Mothers Day in May. Here’s one by Eugene Field (1850 – 1895) with an MP3 recording… Child and Mother by Eugene Field O mother-my-love, if you’ll give me your hand, And go where I ask you to wander, I will lead you away to a beautiful […]
December 2nd, 2005
Eugene Field (1850-1895), has been one of America’s best-loved children’s poets for over 100 years,. His most famous works include “Little Boy Blue”, “Wynken, Blynken, and Nod” and “The Duel”. At Christmas time, fans of Eugene Field particularly enjoy “Jest ‘fore Christmas”. Here it is… Jest ‘fore Christmas Father calls me William, sister calls me […]
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