The Land Of Dreams
Come, cuddle your head on my shoulder, dear,
Your head like the golden-rod,
And we will go sailing away from here 
To the beautiful Land of Nod.
Away from life's hurry, and flurry, and worry, Away from earth's shadows and gloom,
To a world of fair weather we'll float off together
Where roses are always in bloom.
Just shut up your eyes, and fold your hands, Your hands like the leaves of a rose, 
Aad we will go sailing to those fair lands 
That never an atlas shows.
On the North and the West they are bounded by
On the South and the East, by dreams;
"Tis the country ideal, where nothing is real, But everything only seems.
Just drop down the curtains of your dear eyes, Those eyes like a bright blue-bell, 
And we will sail out under starlit skies, 
To the land where the fairies dwell.
Down the river of sleep, our barque shall sweep,
Till it reaches that mystical isle
Which no man hath seen, but where all have been, 
And there we will pause awhile.
I will croon you a song as we float along, 
To that shore that is blessed of God,
Then ho! for that fair land, we're off for that rare
That beautiful Land of Nod.
And who is to say the land that we see through the lens of the love in our heart,
Will not be the land that we greet when we this vale of tears do depart.
Ella wheeler Wilcox 
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