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by yachtsman_7Dublin, IrelandJun 68 comments

the wild swan of blackrock

down by the cold sea there lives a wild swan
who floats high on the harbour till all tides are gone
all alone in this world she sails by her leave
and the heart of this viewer forever she'll thieve

as dawn gathers shadows about its own hand
the white swan sings melodies broken in sand
and if you do hear her for haunted you'll be
as your mind floats like rivers down to the sea

the heart of a woman in the guise of a bird
floating on old dreams that outgrew the world
and every summer she's there and she's past
to places where light and love seldom do last

some say the wild swan was once but a pair
so split by some bullets that flew through the air
and around those same bullets was a terrible lie
that stole all the beauty from out of the sky
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Posted: Jun 6

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salamunaonline today!
Beautifuly written dramatic verse .i can hear "melodies broken in sand".
I have never met a lonely swan. apparently i was just lucky.thank you Ru.
Re.Lily wave
yachtsman_7online today!
I think you were lucky in many ways Lily,

Hope you are keeping well,

godsprincessonline today!
Beautiful sad write Ru - thanks for sharing.

Kathy teddybear
yachtsman_7online today!
Thank you Kathy,

Hope you are minding yourself and safe,

godsprincessonline today!
So far safe. Minding myself? Well that is a different story! laugh

Kathy grin
doesdare2online today!
Very nice poem, deep and poignant.
Swans should be together.
See what happens when one is taken away.
It just doesn't feel right.
Maybe this has happened to you.

Stay safe and keep well.
yachtsman_7online today!
Many thanks Dare,

Much appreciated Lady.
Stay safe.

yachtsman_7online today!
As long as you're well, Kathy

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