Photo titled "Blue Swings in Spain" from Wikimedia at http://wikimediacommons.org/wiki/Category:Swings/
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Taken March, 2005
Poem by E.
Whether from the playground or school yard,
Back yard or favourite tree,
Swinging was pure ecstasy...
Higher and faster, laughing with glee,
Pumping legs aching as we ascended,
Then downward, the arc did come
Before lifting us anew.
The sun in our eyes,
Fingers and palms sweaty against chainlink or rope,
As wider and harder we swung,
The world below and around,
Merely a blurry background.