The Swan

A re-posting of an old favourite – thank you to everyone who made this the most commented on poem.

Last summer I took a photograph of a Swan

Arriving with little fuss, a great big, majestic white Swan

It swam towards the shore, this Swan

Set apart from the others, a lone Swan

Her image reflected but there was just one Swan

No prissy preening required, this Swan

Knew how beautiful she was; a turning-heads Swan

Gracefullly moving back and fro, a Swan

In a fashion show, feathered perfect, head held Swan

Like with eyes to the front, a dedicated, professional Swan

So aloof, yet craving attention, a slightly desperate Swan

With the backdrop of the sun setting, a scene-stealing Swan

Who delighted in being a Swan


31 thoughts on “The Swan

  1. For sure is delightful being a swan. so much grace and beauty … and your words have the same touch. Thanks for sharing!

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  3. lovely,

    enjoyed the imagery.

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  4. That’s a truely majestic swan! I love the end ‘Who delighted in being a Swan’… We should learn from this swan about this one – to love being ourselves 🙂

  5. A swan’s beauty is majestic and sophisticated, which makes it more impressive. But if one’s beauty is all one has, then, like you said, it becomes desperate and craves validation. I like this very insightful piece!

  6. Greetings:

    Hope all is well.

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    what an achievement, thanks for your outstanding contribution to us
    along the way, keep up the excellence. Best!

    Come join our poetry rally today if you wish to mingle and get inspired!

    A poem of your choice or a free verse is accepted.

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