Clouds, Like Sailing Boats

Such a beautiful afternoon, edging the pond.  I really enjoyed observing the large numbers of water fowl, birds and muskrats.  So much calling out, of every variety.

In grade school, I used to play a clapping song with my dear friends and sing, at the same time,

“Like snow-white sailing boats,
On a blue sea’
High in the heavens
the clouds float so free.
If I could fly to one
If I could ride on one,
Sailing and sailing,
what pleasure ‘twould be.”

Today was a day just like that childhood song, captured in a few words…but, oh soooo big!

This from inside a Sing Song book….

And…the rest of the lyrics.

Cloud Ships
Tyrolese Folk Song
Like snow white sailing boats on a blue sea,
High in the skies are clouds floating free.
If I could fly to one, if I might ride to one,
Sailing and sailing, what pleasure ‘t would be!
Like white sailing boats on a blue sea, blue sea,
High in the skies are clouds floating free.
If I could fly to one, if I might ride to one,
Sailing and sailing, what pleasure ‘t would be!

I should look down from my ship in the sky,
On cities, forests, and lakes passing by;
I should sail far away, and at the close of day
Anchor my cloud to a mountain top high.
I should look down from my ship in the sky, the sky,
On cities, forests, and lakes passing by;
I should sail far away, and at the close of day
Anchor my cloud to a mountain top high.