Thursday, March 22, 2012

Brave swan mother in the city

You have to look close to see her, she is hidden.  

She has made her nest in a gritty place,
noisy and full of litter and the debris of Winter.
She is huge and dirty, not a storybook swan.
She has used the litter around her as part of her nest.
The ducks stop by to visit.  .
She raises her head to acknowledge the ducks, who are sweet and inquisitive.
Soon there those branches will bud, and the new leaves will provide shade and camouflage for her
as she patiently sits on her eggs.
I will come and see her again soon.   ♥Chloe