nichepoetryandprose

poetry and prose about place

swing in the orchard

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On this cold and snowy day …

'willow swing'

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in the orchard

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the old swing

soothes its child

its ropes fray

squeak with laughter

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if you hang around under apple trees

you understand the patchy shade

the reason the grass grows only so high

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in summer, the boy ties the swing high in the tree

and the mower moves under

brings Timothy to its knees

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spares field mice and bedstraw

makes mounds of hay to land on

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Copyright   2014   Jane Tims

Written by jane tims

January 20, 2014 at 7:25 am

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  1. Lovely Jane, the drawing too. I especially love your opening ‘The old swing soothes its child.’

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    Top Of The Slush Pile

    January 20, 2014 at 8:06 am

    • Hi Gemma. Thanks for the specific comment. I have a lot of childhood memories about swings. Jane

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      jane tims

      January 20, 2014 at 10:58 pm

  2. I always appreciate your poetry. The wistful memories the poems evoke warm my heart.

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    Carol Steel

    January 20, 2014 at 7:56 am

    • Hi Carol. I am going to start doing poetry in my Blog more often as I gear up for my new project (poems about using plant dyes). I hope they have a good poetry workshop at the Maritime Writers’ Workshop this summer. Jane

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      jane tims

      January 20, 2014 at 10:57 pm


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