- Year Published: 1913
- Language: English
- Country of Origin: England
- Source: Stevenson, R.L. (1913). A Child’s Garden of Verses. Simon & Schuster Children’s.
- Flesch–Kincaid Level: 2.4
- Word Count: 107
Stevenson, R. (1913). The Land of Nod. A Child's Garden of Verses: Selected Poems (Lit2Go Edition). Retrieved June 12, 2021, from
Stevenson, Robert Louis. "The Land of Nod." A Child's Garden of Verses: Selected Poems. Lit2Go Edition. 1913. Web. <>. June 12, 2021.
Robert Louis Stevenson, "The Land of Nod," A Child's Garden of Verses: Selected Poems, Lit2Go Edition, (1913), accessed June 12, 2021,.
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 these 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.