Thursday, 3 May 2018

Double dutch

First there is one. It’s easy to cope
Then there is two in double dutch ropes
Then we double up for a double tuck
Two jumpers jumping for a double duck.
The double dipping speed of the swishing ropes
Is rhythmically kept by the musical trope
Stakes raised up by a rival pair
Tension filling the evening air.
Doubling up the players with each new round
The neighbourhood crowd looks on spellbound
Practice, practice to get this right
double-double dutching on a Saturday night.

© Sheila Ash, 2018

Performance https://youtu.be/TUUhF-R4V5M
Fast and furious https://youtu.be/iHO9oJHUV5Q
Freestyle https://youtu.be/uRdwTxMeTL8

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Double Dutch (detail), 2016 by Robin Rhode
https://www.artbasel.com/catalog/artist/8001/Robin-Rhode

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