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Swan

(based on the Irish legend of Aengus, the Poet God of Love, Romance & Meaning, who became a swan in order to pick his beloved, Caer, from a group of swans during a time when Caer had turned into this beautiful creature) A hundred-fifty swans in dancing light of sun were shimmering upon the lake when Aenghus, God of Love, beheld the sight and called to her who made his poor heart ache, "You haunt my dreams. I die for love of you!" With her reply, the cloak that he had on turned into soft white wings, for love was true. And thus it was he joined her as a swan. How great their joy when Aenghus met his mate, the fair Caer, there in the gleaming throng. Imagine knowing bliss to be your fate! In unison, they sang a wondrous song so sweet it lulled all listening to sleep, a melody their hearts would ever keep. For A Rambling Poet's Contest on Birds. (mine, of course, is the swan).

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Date: 7/21/2014 3:16:00 AM
This is a great story that you have certainly brought to life in this beautiful sonnet. What a fine love this is, Andrea. With a love like this nothing else really matters, when two hearts beat as one. So well written, my friend.... Robert.
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Date: 11/21/2013 10:54:00 PM
I found this Swan poem. I love animals. Can't believe I hadn't seen it before. Love it.
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Date: 7/26/2010 10:20:00 PM
THANKS ANDREA FOR SHARING THIS LEGEND IN VERSE ! -Raj
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Date: 6/30/2010 7:55:00 PM
The sonneteer swan!... Okay, one of these days I'm gonna' write one of those!... I have studied the rhyme scheme on this and the 5 meter count and see the second syllable in each line is accented?? - Tim
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Date: 6/30/2010 12:37:00 PM
Congratulations Andrea :) luv Wilma
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Date: 6/28/2010 9:46:00 AM
Congratulations Andrea on your win in A Rambling Poet's contest "Bird's". Love, Carol
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Date: 6/27/2010 5:08:00 PM
There you go beatin me out again LOL (and rightly so!) Light & Love from a friend!
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Date: 6/27/2010 1:18:00 AM
Sooo beautiful is the legend,sooo amazing your verse!lovely!
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Date: 6/26/2010 9:46:00 PM
Wonderful poem on a beautiful bird! Congrats on your win. Dan C
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Date: 6/26/2010 11:48:00 AM
Congrat's on your win in the contest!~Tirzah~
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Date: 6/26/2010 8:58:00 AM
This is just so beautiful, Andrea!! I think you did the swans so much justice with this amazing sonnet of yours--I honestly think that swans are the most graceful birds around and you've captured it well in this sonnet--I also enjoyed the legend that you put behind this--super congrats on your 2nd place win--yay for you! --nikko :) btw will definitely try that swap quatrain soon!
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Date: 6/26/2010 2:05:00 AM
Such a beautiful romantic story, Andrea. In answer to your question, this form is fairly new to me; I believe I wrote one sometime ago. Re: A Cup of bitterness: It was written about an 81 year old women I met at a book signing some time back, reflecting back on her life and pouring her heart out to me. Thank you for your kind comments, Andrea. Laiie
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Date: 6/26/2010 1:14:00 AM
I knew you would do well with this beautiful sonnet. Big congratulations on your 2nd place win ~ Sharon :)
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Date: 6/25/2010 11:21:00 PM
lBeautiful and congratulations on your 2nd place. Love, Joyce
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Date: 6/25/2010 10:33:00 PM
Congratulations, Andrea, on 2nd place in my Bird Contest, with this lovely poem. Love Constance
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Date: 6/25/2010 8:20:00 AM
This is wonderful, Andrea. Brilliant idea for the contest...good luck! Kisses, Emily
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Date: 6/25/2010 7:56:00 AM
Ahhh..........another beauty, my dear Andrea!! Oh,, I haven't even picked one bird yet...I'd .better get crackin"!! :) This will be hard to top!
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Date: 6/25/2010 7:45:00 AM
Sure 'n b'gory. 'Tis a comely tale ya tell, Andrea. Got ta tell ya though - in Scotland we shoot the damn swans. Seriously. This is, as usual, real fine stuff. Love, Dave
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Date: 6/25/2010 6:21:00 AM
Andrea , you put a lot a research and work into this , and it has to be in the winners circle .....
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Date: 6/25/2010 5:39:00 AM
A stunner and a definite high winner. True love can sacrifice anything.
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Date: 6/25/2010 4:32:00 AM
Excellent entry.....beautiful write! I enjoyed the romance!! Love Jeralynn
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Date: 6/24/2010 9:03:00 PM
(: swans are very pretty animals! how very romantic it would be to have a love as your swan, brilliant! and cute. ~Always&Forever Lynette
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Date: 6/24/2010 8:58:00 PM
yeah, but some people are sensitive on certain subjects, even if they don't get scared easily.lol.sorry, and it was just really sad, this deer got stuck in a security gate and one of the bars from the fence somehow got stuck in its spine and went through, and it was trying to get out.the whole image was gruesome&bloody and kind of made me sick for a minute.the police went to help it, and sadly, had to rip the deer apart, and im sure you can guess what it might have looked like next.it was sad,
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Date: 6/24/2010 8:38:00 PM
Andrea this is stunningly beautiful, very fitting for your chosen bird. Thanks for the informative notes too. Best of luck in the contest ~ Sharon :)
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Date: 6/24/2010 8:17:00 PM
absolutely beautiful!
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