Swan Dance: Juxtaposition (II)

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Before you read my poem below, please take your time and look at the slideshow as it switches back and forth between the two swan pictures. Notice how each one makes you feel, the qualities each evokes in you. Where in your body do you feel these qualities? Do you prefer one over the other? Why?

Soundlessly
She glides across blue water
a white feathered ghost
observing
playing by the rules
rippling only the surface
her strength and voice
unknown

Splashing
beads of water
in a luminous arc
she spreads her arms
to a wingspan not yet known
shaking herself loose
as the water lurches
to match her tango lead.

The theme for the Weekly Photo Challenge is “Juxtaposition.” Michelle invites us to share images that show “the act of placing things side by side, especially for the purpose of comparison or contrast.”

About Beauty Along the Road

My name is Annette. I am passionate about nature, health, simplicity, self-reliance, truth, and life-long learning. Originally from Germany, I now live in Virginia, USA. I am a therapist, health coach, writer, photographer, and organic gardener.
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13 Responses to Swan Dance: Juxtaposition (II)

  1. …… love the ” to match her tango lead” , symbolizes passion and love. Great post Annette!

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  2. Lovely poems and photos, Annette.🙂

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  3. The Rider says:

    I love your photos!

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  6. Beautiful words and images. I like both of the photos!

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