English: A swan afloat

A swan afloat (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Swans have been grotesquely overused as a symbol of elegance and beauty. It puzzles me. Although they are pretty at a distance their cries of alarm are very unpleasant and the swan that lies at my feet, its neck in the shape of a ‘Z’ as drawn by a young child, looks dishevelled at best.

English: Dead swan near Ballyskeagh A dead swa...

Dead swan. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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  1. Here’s hoping it died of natural causes.

  2. The elegance of the Swan is in its ‘not doing’, making it possible to admire the elegance of the way the dead Swan will dissolve effortlessly back into the earth. I love the way you combine the images and your writing.


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