Eugene Field

Eugene Field was an American writer, best remembered for his children’s poetry. Today, he is often referred to as the “poet of childhood.” He also authored light-hearted and humorous articles in a gossip style and worked as editor of multiple publications. His first pieces of poetry were published in 1879. 

The Duel

‘The Duel,’ one of the best-known poems of Eugene Field, tells the oddly amusing tale of the gingham dog and the calico cat.

The Sugar-Plum Tree

‘The Sugar-Plum Tree’ by Eugene Field is an image-rich poem that describes a colorful and entertaining dream world. It depicts a specific tree and how children can get sweets from its branches.

Wynken, Blynken, and Nod

‘Wynken, Blynken, and Nod’ is a popular children’s song by Eugene Field, best known as the “poet of childhood.” This lullaby features three little kids who sailed for the stars on a wooden shoe as their boat.

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