Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Dividing Light

cool fog smothers melting March ice
sweet serenity broken briefly by
fabric of feathers whooshing vapor
slicing through the soft silver air

hear the rush of its broad wings
whew, whew, whew, whew...
resonant, throbbing,  fanning forward
whew, whew, whew, whew...

this ethereal sound of Spirit, breathing 
I Am
this great white bird
this white cross dividing the light
providing the grace, giving the gift.
I Am
the sacrifice.

(Click on photos to enlarge)

Mute Swan  (Cygnus olor)

Photo Location:

Petty's Bayou,  (Petty's)   Spring Lake,   (Spring Lake)   Michigan  (Michigan)

Try this YouTube recording of the wing beat of a Mute Swan: 

(suggest play 3:00 to 4:30)