Spring dusk

spring dusk —
the river pauses
for a moment
to take the weight
of a swan

Paul Smith, on Paper Moon

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2 thoughts on “Spring dusk

  1. I’m not clear about what you’re referring to, so you might find this response “wide of the mark” …

    Given such a bird’s physical size and strength, “the weight of a swan” is anything but slender; the finesse with which the poet generates for us the image of its landing on water is as impressive as the swan’s slender but powerful neck.

    Although it was not my intention to deliberately team up “Spring dusk” with “Tag (11 Feb 10)”, I was satisfied with their proximity.

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