The Land of Nod | Philip Silvey
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From breakfast on through all the day
At home among my friends I stay,
But every night I go abroad
Afar into the land of Nod.

All by myself I have to go,
With none to tell me what to do—
All alone beside the streams
And up the mountain-sides of dreams.

The strangest things are there for me,
Both things to eat and things to see,
And many frightening sights abroad
Till morning in the land of Nod.

Try as I like to find the way,
I never can get back by day,
Nor can remember plain and clear
The curious music that I hear.

– Robert Louis Stevenson

Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894) was born in Scotland, but traveled the world as a celebrated author of poetry and novels inspired by his adventures. The poem The Land of Nod is found in his famous collection of 121 poems, A Child’s Garden of Verses and Underwoods.

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