nichepoetryandprose

poetry and prose about place

early schools – the rope swing

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Students in the one room school may have appreciated apple trees growing in the school yard. But there would have been other trees too. A hefty old red maple would have been a good place for a swing. Perhaps a simple rope swing, with a loop over a horizontal tree branch and a big old knot at the end for sitting.

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June 3 2016 'rope swing' Jane Tims

 

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rope swing

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lunch hour

best spent

upside down

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legs wrapped

tight as twist

of hemp

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splayed ends

of the big knot

trail on the ground

follow hair and

dragging fingers

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world tipsy-turned

maple branch – a bridge across the sky

other kids stand on their heads

school house and outhouse

hang from the hill

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Copyright  2016  Jane Tims

Written by jane tims

June 8, 2016 at 7:00 am

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  1. I love your drawings, Jane! You are so talented both in drawing and poetry.

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    Rebecca

    June 8, 2016 at 5:05 pm

  2. Great little poem to go with the drawing, Jane. Thank you.

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    rogermoorepoet

    June 8, 2016 at 8:54 am

    • I don’t often put my poems on my blog but sometimes the drawing would like to have a poem!

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      jane tims

      June 8, 2016 at 11:22 am

      • Neat way of looking at it. If I didn’t put my poems on my blog, I wouldn’t have a blog!!!

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        rogermoorepoet

        June 8, 2016 at 11:49 am

      • One of my main goals is publication in literary journals. Often, they consider a poem that has appeared on the blog as published and will not accept it for their magazine. So I only publish some of my poems here.

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        jane tims

        June 8, 2016 at 1:12 pm

      • Good point. Everything I have published so far is a new revision of an already published piece of work. I am deep into the re-writing process at present.

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        rogermoorepoet

        June 8, 2016 at 1:18 pm


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