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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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