So So Rock-a-Bye So

Illustration for lullaby poem for kids So So Rock-a-By So by Eugene Field
A sweet lullaby for beautiful dreams, from a mother to her child.
So So Rock-a-Bye So

So, so, rock-a-bye so!
Off to the garden where dreamikins grow;
And here is a kiss on your winkyblink eyes,
And here is a kiss on your dimpledown cheek
And here is a kiss for the treasure that lies
In the beautiful garden way up in the skies
Which you seek.
Now mind these three kisses wherever you go –
So, so, rock-a-bye so!

There’s one little fumfay who lives there, I know,
For he dances all night where the dreamikins grow;
I send him this kiss on your droopydrop eyes,
I send him this kiss on your rosyred cheek.
And here is a kiss for the dream that shall rise
When the fumfay shall dance in those far-away skies
Which you seek.
Be sure that you pay those three kisses you owe –
So, so, rock-a-bye so!

And, bye-low, as you rock-a-bye go,
Don’t forget mother who loves you so!
And here is her kiss on your weepydeep eyes,
And here is her kiss on your peachypink cheek,
And here is her kiss for the dreamland that lies
Like a babe on the breast of those far-away skies
Which you seek –
The blinkywink garden where dreamikins grow –
So, so, rock-a-bye so!

POEM FOR KIDS WRITTEN BY EUGENE FIELD

Header illustration created using elements by La Petite Femme at Pixabay.

LET’S CHAT ABOUT THE POEM ~ IDEAS FOR TALKING WITH KIDS

Bedtime, Conversation

1. What do you like best about going to sleep?

2. Do you have something you like to do every evening before bed? What is it?

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