Rocking and rolling the boat on the sea
Rocking and rolling with you and with me
Wind come and blow us so gently along
Mermaids come guide us and sing us a song.
Sail, sail, pretty boat with me
Sail, sail, o'er the shining sea.
Out on the waves that dance and play,
Sail till the close of day.
Rock, rock, little boat with me,
Rock, rock, on the stormy sea.
Out on the waves that toss and foam,
Rock till you bring me home.
(Poems from Spindrift.)
It is nearly the end of summer here, so we are making the most of it with our nature table. Paper boats rocking on the sea (which I had to google how to make, as I couldn't remember!), Father Sun shining in the sky (suspended on a length of fishing line), a windswept tree (which will have a 'clay' base, when we manage to make some more, rather than being in a glass bottle!) and just a few shells. Whirlwind is definitely not a subscriber to the 'less is more' theory. That is how many shells were in the basket and they were ALL going on the table!
P.S. When I went to link this to The Magic Onions, I found this post on making paper boats that puts our little efforts to shame! What a beautiful boat and I must definitely remember the oil treatment idea.