The Land of Nod

Julie Marks

Los Angeles, United States

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This is another illustration of the people from the land of Nod. They belong to a sect, People of The Labyrinth. The Labyrinth is not a simple maze; the pathways and openings in the walls of the maze change from time to time, and are riddled with logic-puzzles and tests to explore this mysterious mountain region. It appears that they are looking outward. What do you think they are viewing? What images do you see in this bark abstract? I see many images, but your projections are unique and creative and I appreciate your perceptions of the myriad of images in this painterly photograph. Robert Louis Stevenson (1850–1894) wrote poetry for children in a lovely book, A Child’s Garden of Verses and Underwoods. This poem is titled The Land of Nod.

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 no one 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.

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