Ocean & Swing

This little book of poems was the first self-publication I made. It remains one of my favourite projects. Here are a few drawings and poems out of the book.

The sky’s getting bluer,
I take deep breath in,
I jump in the ocean,
I swing with the swing.
Today I’ll be seaweed – Tomorrow the wind,
Because there is ocean,
The ocean and swing.


Ride my bike up to the sky,
I will kiss my room good-bye.
I will fly above the rooftops –
picking apples from the trees.
And when sun tells me it’s noon –
I will head up towards the moon.
Have a picnic,
Chase the stars,
Watch the earth spin from afar …


I find I am always on the go,
And she’s on the fly
He’s on the swing,
They’re on the run,
But sometimes being still is fun.

I wonder who
and why
and where
Had made up rules on what to wear…
And how to play,
And what to eat,
And whom to like,
And how to be…

Because when I got up today,
I thought that it might be ok
To paint my shoes bright-sparkly-red
And only make half of my bed,

And hop one legged down the street,
Smiling at people that I meet…

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