At the Playground

Away down deep and away up high,
a swing drops you into the sky.
Back, it draws you away down deep,
forth, it flings you in a sweep
all the way to the stars and back
–Goodbye, Jill; Goodbye, Jack:
shuddering climb wild and steep,
away up high, away down deep.

Author: William Stafford

The Swing by Pennelainer on Flickr

The Swing, illustrated by Eloise Burns from the book ‘A Child’s Garden of Verses’, 1930