White Swan – Poem by Jacob Thompson

"The exotic Mute Swan is the elegant bird of Russian ballets and European fairy tales. This swan swims with its long neck curved into an S and often holds its wings raised slightly above its back. Although they’re numerous and familiar in city parks and in bays and lakes in the Pacific Northwest, Great Lakes, Northeast, and Midatlantic, Mute Swans are not native to North America. Their aggressive behavior and voracious appetites often disturb local ecosystems, displace native species, and even pose a hazard to humans."

White swan, fine and fair,
tell me secrets deep.
White swan, holding the sun,
show the love you keep.

Mute Swan, Cygnus olor, Photo by Marcia Verleta


White swan, on the water,
spare me a glance.
White swan, with wings fair,
watch over as I pass.

Mute Swan, Cygnus olor, Photo by Marcia Verleta


White swan, with wings large,
guard me this night.
White swan, pure as snow,
shed on me thy light.

Mute Swan, Cygnus olor, Photo by Marcia Verleta



White swan, floating gently,
comfort me with grace.
White swan, stretching thy neck,
grant me a piece of lace.

Mute Swan, Cygnus olor, Photo by Marcia Verleta



White swan, taking flight,
bless me in this moment.
White swan, soaring up,
I thank thee for the token.

Mute Swan, Cygnus olor, Photo by Marcia Verleta


White swan, pure and holy,
your spirit lives with me.
White swan, God’s own love,
your beauty waves the sea.

Mute Swan, Cygnus olor, Photo by Marcia Verleta


White swan, soft and gentle,
I thank thee for this part.
For this second of a turning day,
to lie within your heart.

Mute Swan, Cygnus olor, Photo by Marcia Verleta


Jacob Thompson

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Healing and personal growth with the help of Photography and Writing.