The sound of the air in swan’s wings.

Walking to the hilltop with cat and dogs I hear a whistle of wings and turned to stand and watch two bright white swans fly across the early morning twilight landscape.

On the hilltop high Elmo walked past golden curled grass.


ginger cat, Pembrokeshire landscapegingercat, Elmo, Pembrokeshire

In the studio, steady working, thinking. Yesterday I read a review of Kate Bush’s new record. She is 53 years old and looks stunning. 50 Words for Snow. Begins with a list of words for snow. Has a song about a snowperson who falls in love with a flesh and blood person. Looking forward very much to listening. Today I bought The Director’s Cut and it is more than a little sublime.

desk in my studio showing progress for East f the Sun and West of the Moon and other things.polar bear in a city at nightIt is said that swans carry the souls of the dead to heaven. I wonder whose souls were carried this morning. Bright white against the twilight landscape.

About Jackie

I am an artist and writer. I live in a small house by the sea in Wales where I write, paint, walk and watch and dream of bears and whales. I love to read, have a wish for wings and prefer the company of animals to that of humans, though at times I can be quite friendly. I am learning how to work with wood engraving tools and hoping to show that you can teach an old dog new tricks.
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4 Responses to The sound of the air in swan’s wings.

  1. geiger says:

    Good to see you again, Elmo!

  2. WOL says:

    As I read about the swans, I thought of the children of Lir.

  3. Lindsey says:

    Thought you might like to know you can have a preview listen to 50 words for snow here:

    Scroll to the bottom of the page and click the track – it can only be streamed because it is a preview but … still lovely to listen to it…and buy the album when it’s released 🙂

  4. Lydia says:

    Hi Elmo! So good to see you walking high on the hilltop. It never ceases to amaze and delight me, your walks…and those that came before with the others.

    I followed the link to the Kate Bush album. A blogging friend adores her, but I never was exposed to her music for some reason or another. This album seems like a wonder, and I notice there is a track titled “Lake Tahoe,” so I must have it. I was raised in Reno, Nevada, just down the mountain from Lake Tahoe and spent manymany hours there, both in summer sun and winter snow. Thank you for the tip about the cd, Jackie. ^.^

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