Black swan drifts silent,
pauses, S-neck and red beak
a bugle at rest.
This is really lovely, Sarah. Have a great week. 🙂
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Thank you, Sylvia. You have a great week, too. I’ve been having some time off from blogging to get some sunshine and fresh air after a very long winter. It’s raining today, so I’m hoping to visit some blogs, including yours! 🙂
Sounds like a great idea. I’m sure it did you lots of good. 🙂 x
Really vivid images Sarah, love that image of the bugle at rest!
They are very vocal birds when they get bugling. That swan was in a very peaceful mood when I met her (I’m guessing that she was a female as she wasn’t that large). All she wanted to do was pose for a photo, lucky me!
such beautiful feathers.
Yes, they’re beautifully arrayed and quite a gloss on them.
So much quiet and calm mood-setting here with your word choices, Sarah; and yet, the promise of joy (bugling, that is; I observe my ducks’ ‘joy’ sounds when they’re digging for worms, so I can kind of image a swan’s happy sounds). I love this post. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a black swan up close; it looks like s/he has red eyes, too. So neat! This wasn’t at Kew Gardens or something was it? (Excuse my ignorance; never been there!)
It’s the first time I’ve seen a black swan in the flesh and feather. This particular swan was at Pashley Manor Gardens on the border of Kent and Sussex in the UK. The manor house and gardens are owned by a wonderful British gentleman. We went to see his amazing tulip collection in full bloom and happened upon this beautiful swan as an unexpected extra.
peaceful! perfect words and image!
Thank you, dear Cybele 🙂
Nice marriage of photo and haiku.
Thank you, Kim 🙂
I adore black swans. I remember when we used to go on our boating holidays on the Norfolk Broads and how excited we would be as children to see these amazing creatures. I haven’t seen one for ages now. I sneaked a peak and read your reply to Leigh so now I know where you found this beauty! Lovely photo and haiku as always Sarah…love the ‘bugle at rest’ analogy. Have a wonderful weekend my dear friend 🙂 xxxx
Thank you, dearest Sherri. It’s the first time ever I’ve seen a black swan, so am particularly thrilled that it wanted to pose for a picture! Wishing you a wonderful weekend, too 🙂 xxxx
Wow, that was a real thrill for you then Sarah! They are so beautiful aren’t they? You got a gorgeous shot there…perfect pose! 🙂 xxxx
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