Beautiful Creatures, Poem, Poetry

Emily Thompson

The Swan Ballet

Across the glass lake
you float regally;
aloof, majestic.

Silently you travel
shroud in beauty;
pure, indifferent.

Leda knew your truth
as you rise in battle –
you love eternal
fight with passion,
harsh, explosive.


Emily lives in Marsden, tucked between the Peak District and South Pennine hills. She studied literature at university and she is passionate about sharing her love of the outdoors – a space she draws inspiration from, particularly her local moorland landscape.