When I Swing

by Matt Goodfellow

Off by Heart: Poems for YOU to RememberWhen I swing
I seem
to forget
everything,

I wash
my mind
in the sky.

Feet first
I burst
this blur
of world

and

fly

fly

fly.

Copyright © 2013 Matt GoodfellowFrom the book Off by Heart: Poems for YOU to Remember. A & C Black Publishers Ltd. Reprinted by permission of the author.

About The Author

Children's Poet Matt GoodfellowMatt Goodfellow is a primary school teacher and poet living in Manchester, England, with his wife and two children. He wanted to be a rock star until he realised he was rubbish at it – but don’t tell him I said that! Matt began writing poems for children a few years ago after being inspired by his son, Will, who told him that if he could have one wish it would be to ‘go down the toilet to see where everything goes!’

Matt’s poems have appeared in anthologies and magazines in the US, UK and Australia. 

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One response to “When I Swing”

  1. This is wonderful–I especially love “I wash/ my mind/ in the sky.” What a perfect image. Woohoo!

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