I must admit I hadn't heard it in the BW (Before Wordie) era. I think sionnach suggested it for the Triads list. The poem goes on for 4 verses, all embellished with splendidly out-of-focus seaside images.
All night long their nets they threw
To the stars in the twinkling foam,-
Then down from the skies came the wooden shoe,
Bringing the fishermen home:
'Twas all so pretty a sail, it seemed
As if it could not be;
And some folk thought 'twas a dream they'd dreamed
Oh, my favourite too! Except I discovered it as a song not a poem. I used to sing it all the time, accompanying myself on the piano forte. Unfortunately none of the recordings on iTunes (try Winken as well as Wynken) seem to use the setting I learned. But there are all sorts of options, including one that is effectively a reading superimposed on Bach's Air on the G string.
I grew up with and still have the beautifully illustrated editions of two poems by Eugene Fields. The Gingham Dog and The Calico Cat and Wynken Blynken and Nod were published by Follett and Company as part of their Read-Along series. The soft, round, and delicately colored illustrations by Helen Page are ones I continue to cherish.