All Swans …


There’s a fire

Somewhere near;

I cannot see it

But I smell the smoke.

Somebody’s burning

Old secrets again;

A little grey to add

To the snow.

All swans were white,

The universal truth …

Until we learned

That they weren’t.

2 thoughts on “All Swans …

  1. M. C. Dulac says:

    I love this – amazing imagery!!

  2. beeseeker says:

    Thanks, I was out for a walk – and on the way home, in a pond where there are usually mute swans there was a single black swan: exotic and the inspiration for the piece.
    oh and our neighbour was burning some paper ….

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