Posts tagged “swans

September swan song

Whether in the early morning,

With fog and stripes of light;

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Or dressed in purple gauze

At first light;

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And even winging away at sunset

On the tips of feathers —

September’s swan song is beautiful.

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Summer reflections

Standing on the edge of the lake,

The water as calm as a mirror,

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I spot swans

On the other side

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And a bridge floating

Among luscious green reflections.

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Swan Lake — with cloud tutus

A misty dawn

In lilac and blue;

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A swan floating

Serenely through the mist;

Swan in clouds

As dawn ends, the fog disperses

In clouds made of pink tutus.

Pink mist

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Swan Lake – the frozen version

A while back – before the ice melted on the lake —

Stormy pink clouds attracted my attention.

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Among the reflected clouds,

I saw a feathered group of swans,

Enjoying the dawn.

Iced swans

They remained there for a long time,

As if frozen to the ice.

Later on, they were gone

And only their memory — along with the clouds —

Remained.

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The yin and yang of flying

The noise is what first attracted me.

A huge commotion of wings and flapping.

Swans are so ungainly when trying to take off for flight

Yet so graceful in the air.

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The up and down of their wings,

The harmony, the pain and the beauty,

The yin and yang of life.

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Swan light

I do believe

The wings of the swan

Love the light of the setting sun.

 

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“Sometimes I need
only to stand
wherever I am
to be blessed.” — Mary Oliver

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Swan sunset

The rain clouds parted

To reveal a sky turned to copper

And a flaming sheet of water

For the swans to dance on.

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The space inbetween

Let there be spaces…

… in your togetherness. — Kahlil Gibran

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Beauty

It’s tough being a kid these days.

Those bullies in the playground, those endless billboards showing perfect hair, perfect teeth, the perfect body…

It makes you want to hide from the world; it’s all too easy to make kids feel ugly or unwanted.

We have to give them the self-confidence to believe in themselves

And realize that they too are filled with light and beauty.

Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it.
— Confucius

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