See her glide across liquid fields of blue,
The shape of water morphing in her tracks.
Through dappled clouds, bright rays of light shine through
As dewdrops glisten on her feathered back.
Dark silhouette, epitome of grace,
She shadow dances from dusk until dawn.
A sweet ballet, accolades to embrace:
Proud moments in the life of a black swan.
But seasons in the sun fade too quickly;
Youth and beauty were never meant to last.
Your essence lingers in my memory,
Until the final curtain call is cast.
Good night darling, in morning may you wake
From golden slumbers on this pristine lake.
Colleen Keller Breuning © 2021
May 8, 2021
I wrote this Shakespearean sonnet after being inspired by the beautiful Swan Lake Theme by Tchaikovsy. This musical piece brings back such wonderful childhood memories of listening to vinyl records with my Dad and my Mom …. we all loved Tchaikovsky music!! Where does the time go? *happy tears*
Happy Mother’s Day to all Moms out there! Sending love and peace!
Ecrits Blogophilia Week 8.14 Topic: A Proud Moment
Hard Bonus (2 points): Incorporate 2 Beatles Song Titles (Golden Slumbers, Good Night)
Easy Bonus (1 Point): Mention an Oscar Winning Movie (The Shape of Water, Black Swan)
SECRET BONUS PHRASES:
- Seasons in the sun (in blog)
- Silhouette (in blog)
- Shadow Dancing (in blog)
- Jumping for Joy
- Leap of faith
- Forever Young
- School’s out for summer
- Greeting dawn with open arms
Topic: Tyler Pic: Irene