Monday, 19 November 2007

November Swans


Nine swans long
Languid silent sweep
Whiteness set
against a grey November sky

green and golden pink
runs and rills of trees
in glowing leaf

sharp quacks
gull calls
whining honks
moorcock squeaks

a busyness around the mere
Landing flights of geese
Clumsy ducks flapping
sizzling along the water
Moorhens scuttling
floating in the overhang

Nine swans long
overseeing autumn

copyright 1995 Charlotte Peters Rock

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