Friday, 18 November 2016


Big birds, snowy white, graceful with the stooping neck - beautiful. 
Often in pairs,  they  paddle, feed and tend their fluffy grey cygnets with calm serenity.
Take off, on the other hand, requires valiant effort. The massive birds walk on water until they're aligned for flight. Landings are splashy concluding with tidy wing folding and the assumption of an immediate regal poise. 
But it is when they fly with the neck outstretched straining forward that the wings beat a wild sound that cries freedom. 

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