Saturday, February 14, 2015

Valentine's Day Special Feature

My Swan
For Alison

The trumpeter swan is the curviest
of the waterfowl native to America,
synonymous with beauty.
Full-bodied and strong,
yet sleek and graceful in flight,
the shapely figure of this avian creature
is recognizable at great distances,
as is the vibrancy of the snow-white
celestial feathers that adorn it--
indeed its wings can be mistaken
for those of an angel.
Swans are known to fall in love
and choose a mate for life
and build their nest together.

Steven Wittenberg Gordon

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