A single white swan

A single white swan

A single white swan
           on the canal
up by Harrow Road
           as though it had been
waiting for me
           and that I just had
to admire the purity
           of its plumage
the supple elegance of its
           slender slow-bending neck
the necessary simplicity
           of its being in the world
without a care
           a promise of things
to come
           in good time

John Lyons

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