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The Swans by Clifford Dyment Midstream they met Challenger and champion They fought a war for honor Fierce sharp but with no honor Each had a simple aim and sought it quickly The combat over the victor sailed away Broken but placid as the gift of swans Leaving his rival to his shame alone I listened for a song according to story But this swans death was out of character No giving up of the grace of life In a sad lingering music I saw the beaten swan rise on the water As though to outreach pain its webbed feet Banging the river helplessly its wings Loose in a large hysteria Then the neck Was floating like a rope and the swan was dead It drifted away and all around it swans-down Bobbed on the river like childrens little boats This is the story of two Swans who met to battle in the middle of a river They both had the same aim which was to destroy the other and wanted to sought it quickly After the fight one came out victorious leaving its enemy lifeless on the way The persona seems to be someone who was around the place a witness or maybe the author who as many poets has an eye for detail and could see the scene so clearly These swans were the challenger and the champion the best of the kind but during the combat one of them was quicker and effective in his attack When it was over he sailed away broken but placid meaning that although he had won and was injured he had no mercy or compassion and knew he could relax and show all his elegance He had acquired honour but the way in which he then left had no honour at all had left devastation behind making reference to the line They fought a war for honor Fierce sharp but with no honor The
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