"The Swans"

Manicured lawns and placid ponds,
Settings of grandeur,
White-feathered beauties from beyond,
With their own allure.

Amidst a scent of lilies,
Queen-like and dignified,
Come the comely ladies,
Not a ripple where they glide.

Ignoring with disdain,
Those who stare at them,
Proud creatures of the lake,
Their song ... their requiem.

Almost unworldly beauty,
Strength and frailty combined,
Awesome swans, untouchable,
By the Master so designed.

Virginia (Ginny) Ellis
Copyright 2001


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The picture on this page was created from the original artwork of
Jim Warren

Music is an original composition of
Bruce DeBoer and used with permission.