Swan Girl

Feathers edged her dreams

Wove her world of golden threads

Despite life’s cruel pain
The statue ‘swan girl’ sits in a small park in front of Dunbar swimming pool in East Lothian, Scotland. Resting on and perhaps guarding what remains of an burial ground, she promises stories, but gives none away.

See my previous post for more historical facts about Dunbar.

About greenmackenzie

Hi, I'm Seonaid, and I share my home on the shores of Loch Ness deep in the Scottish Highlands with my husband, my son and a couple of dogs. I love art which is here now and gone tomorrow...like food and nature...but also have a passion for vintage and the ancient past! Nature is my favourite muse, with her wild ever shifting seasons. I have been using and teaching mindfulness and relaxation for over 12 years, and have yet to become any sort of expert :-) I'm a Psychotherapist and Cancer Support Specialist in Maggies Highlands
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33 Responses to Swan Girl

  1. So beautiful. What an elegant land Scotland is. Fierce and fine with soul-stretching beauty.

  2. A stunning sculpture, and that sky is the perfect backdrop. 🙂

  3. restlessjo says:

    What a powerful statue, Seonaid! The hug is quite magical and your words do it justice. 🙂 Have a happy weekend!

  4. Leya says:

    A beautiful piece of art!

  5. Oh this is stunning .. Love the blue backdrop

  6. ladyfi says:

    What a lovely piece of art!

  7. Liana says:

    tell us her story . . . you know it

  8. Great photo and context. Thanks for sharing.

  9. Nice shot of a beautiful piece. D

  10. Lucid Gypsy says:

    She’s wonderful and makes me quite emotional, I’d like to see more as well!

    • Gosh, I must do a 2nd post with some other angles….I really liked the swept away but deeply passionate feel of her. Her feet are lifted from the earth as though she is moving off into the sky with the swan😊

  11. gwynnrogers says:

    The picture also reminds me of love, caring, and desire. You caught her warmth and beauty! I think she holds the love for the people long gone. Very moving. Thank you!

  12. Amy says:

    Intriguing, very moving too…

  13. Colline says:

    An interesting sculpture.

  14. colonialist says:

    Striking. I would like to see it from other angles.

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