They float across their sapphire sea,

 And are they looking down on me -

     Those sailing ships of fluffy down

     Which sail across our busy town?

 

They do not have to stop at lights,

 Nor turn their headlights on at night.

      They float away upon the breeze,

      Above the cities and the trees.

 

Some clouds have shapes of things I know.

Look!  There’s a castle in the snow,

     And here you see a fairy train,

     A gliding ship or aeroplane.

 

But I must leave them floating past

And bring myself to earth at last.

     I’ve things down here that must be done -

     But watching clouds was so much fun.

 

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*Published in 2010

 

 

 

Our World Index Key Stage I and 2 Figurative and Literal Language Listening Page Try: So Silently They Fall

THE NATURAL WORLD

 

FIGURATIVE AND LITERAL LANGUAGE - KS1 and KS2

 

By Josie Whitehead

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