The Sea in the Trees

When the warm wind was flowing
In the leaves of the tall ash tree,
The old man fell asleep in the park
And he dreamed of the sound of the sea.

The branches filled and billowed,
The highest mainmast swayed,
As long sea-miles of the afternoon
His green galleon made…

In the harbour of the shade.

Copyright: 'The Sea in the Trees' from The Magic Box (Macmillan Children’s Books. 2009), © Kit Wright 2009, used by permission of the author.

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