“…Books cannot change. A thousand years hence they are what you find them to-day, speaking the same words, holding forth the same cheer, the same promise, the same comfort; always constant, laughing with those who laugh and weeping with those who weep.” (Eugene Field)
Known as “the poet of childhood,” Eugene Field (September 2, 1850 – November 4, 1895) was an American journalist and author of humorous essays and children’s poetry. His first poem, Christmas Treasures, was published in 1879 and was followed by a dozen volumes of poetry.
Field is perhaps best known for his poems Wynken, Blynken, and Nod, and The Duel which also is known as The Gingham Dog and the Calico Cat.