This poem is based around a longboat's journey through rough seas. I wrote it to support my children developing understanding of metaphor, simile and personification, but I&'m sure there is lots more you can get out of it. I&';m currently reading the book 'The Saga of Eric the Viking&' with my class, and there is a great extract that fits perfectly with this at the beginning of the book when Eric and his friends are travelling in the longboat through rough seas. I hope you find this of some use! Let me know what you think.