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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.


June 3 2016 'rope swing' Jane Tims



rope swing


lunch hour

best spent

upside down


legs wrapped

tight as twist

of hemp


splayed ends

of the big knot

trail on the ground

follow hair and

dragging fingers


world tipsy-turned

maple branch – a bridge across the sky

other kids stand on their heads

school house and outhouse

hang from the hill



Copyright  2016  Jane Tims

Written by jane tims

June 8, 2016 at 7:00 am

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