Swing is the #inkoctober prompt word for today.
My sketch is from a memory of a walk through a wood where we stumbled across a rope-swing hanging from a big tree. I was tempted to have a go (and there were no children about to tell me off! – or even worse, laugh!). The swing swung over a ravine! (a big ditch) causing me concern, I can tell you. I thought it would be fun – but it scared the wits out of me!
I sketched this picture today and wrote a quick poem (yes, another poem!) to help illustrate the illustration – apologies in advance, but you don’t have to read it.
Yes you do!
In a wood
there was a rope on a tree
I thought, ‘wouldn’t it be good
if I could
have a swing’
Now here’s a thing!
Don’t you know,
I hoisted myself up and had a go
I swung ever so high
right up to the sky
(thought I was going to die!)
Now here’s something you haven’t heard
Oh my gosh! I was scared!
(how as a child had I dared?)
It wouldn’t stop toing and froing
My fear of heights was growing and growing
It wouldn’t stop swinging back and forth
I couldn’t hop off it of course (rhymes if you lisp).
I got off at last, when,
I thought, What a blast!
And went back on and did it again!Lesley Scoble
Tomorrow’s prompt word is Pattern – haven’t a clue what to draw for that!