Swan on the Common (A Wimbledon Spring)

English: Mute Swan, Lymington Mute swan glidin...

English: Mute Swan, Lymington Mute swan gliding over the calm water near the Town Quay, Lymington. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

English: Path, Wimbledon Common This path cuts...

English: Path, Wimbledon Common This path cuts across the golf course on the north side of the common. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gliding with unruffled elegance, her
posturing inscrutable  and
moves discreet,
lily-white glorious on dank green
lily-pads at her feet

Gliding yet not, she
stills the water till she gets
to the dancing patch of winking diamonds
and darting tadpoles
where the common ducks fret

Gliding, she stands erect
head held high above the rest
crowned in dappled sunlight
claiming her gracious right
to victory at the pond

Millicent Danker
11 May 2009

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