Sometimes you're just drifting in a boat or a bus or train and looking at the world, mind wandering. This poem captures that feeling through rhythm, rhyme and imagery.
How does it do that?
- It uses a steady rhythm of words. That makes it feel slow, comforting and thoughtful – almost dream-like.
- It rhymes. This helps with rhythm. Also, rhyming words feel nice! Even if you don’t realise it, your brain tries to predict a rhyming word, which feels good.
- It uses gentle words and phrases like ‘golden’, ‘flows along for ever’, ‘castles of the foam’, ‘a-floating’, and ‘a-boating’. This dreamy imagery helps your mind to drift.
Take a look.