A Swan Song



Mute Swan at the moment of landing

(Photo credit: Wikipedia)

(a shadorma)

One day, her
wings will spread widely,
giving rise
to her low-
ly state, and all will see her
as I always have.

P. Wanken




Inspired by Poetic Bloomings #92: Gone To The Birds; and posted for Day #85 for the “100 Days of Fall/Winter 2012” challenge. This also fits for Prompt #140 (Eye of the Beholder) over at We Write Poems.



  1. I think it works perfectly as written, Paula! “Swan Song” conjures a final farewell, as well as a phoenix-like transition, an also brings to mind that old faery tale of the “ugly duckling” transforming into a beautiful swan — so much to like in here! 🙂


    1. Thanks, PSC. You’ve caught all of my references. Especially the ugly duckling, which is where my muse started. And maybe the ungraceful “take off” is part of the ugly duckling’s transformation.

      Glad you liked it. 🙂


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