Poems to share

That Feeling

Floating does it for me
I feel free in the sea

you can’t rest on a wavecrest
but still you can pull
through the blue
like the hull of a ship
or the keel of a heron
that’s rowing the sky

to swim is to fly
as weightless as air
in the sea I defy
gravity

I am free in the sea
floating does it for me

Jan Dean

Jan Dean is a poet who loves to visit schools to perform poetry and write in groups. She lives in the South West and swims in the sea whenever she can. Her latest book is Reaching the Stars: Poems about Extraordinary Women and Girls, written with Liz Brownlee and Michaela Morgan (Macmillan Children’s Books).