The Land of Nod

Original Text: 
Robert Louis Stevenson, "A Child's Garden of Verses XVII," Ballads and Other Poems of Robert Louis Stevenson: A Child's Garden of Verses; Underwoods; Ballads (New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1900): 18. end/S749/A155/190- Fisher Rare Book Library
1From breakfast on through all the day
2At home among my friends I stay,
3But every night I go abroad
4Afar into the land of Nod.
5All by myself I have to go,
6With none to tell me what to do --
7All alone beside the streams
8And up the mountain-sides of dreams.
9The strangest things are there for me,
10Both things to eat and things to see,
11And many frightening sights abroad
12Till morning in the land of Nod.
13Try as I like to find the way,
14I never can get back by day,
15Nor can remember plain and clear
16The curious music that I hear.
Publication Start Year: 
1885
RPO poem Editors: 
Ian Lancashire
RPO Edition: 
RPO 1996-2000.
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