The Swing

The Swing

by Robert Louis Stevenson

How do you like to go up in a swing,
   Up in the air so blue?
Oh, I do think it the pleasantest thing
   Ever a child can do!

Ivy on the rope swing

Up in the air and over the wall,
   Till I can see so wide,
Rivers and trees and cattle and all
   Over the countryside—Jane on rope swing


Till I look down on the garden green,
   Down on the roof so brown—
Up in the air I go flying again,
   Up in the air and down!

Rope Swing

Lately I’ve been quizzing the kids in anticipation of my yearly “What’s your favorite…” posts and while those will be coming soon I couldn’t resist sharing this answer a bit early.

Me: “Clara, what’s your favorite thing to do outside?”

Clara: “Swing on my favorite part of the rope swing!…” Clara on rope swing“…I always think I’m going to marry it. I have dreams of marrying a real rope swing!”