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Winter Swans Summary & Analysis
by Owen Sheers

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"Winter Swans" is a poem by contemporary British poet Owen Sheers. The premise of the poem is relatively straightforward: a couple who are having difficulties in their relationship go for a walk. It's been raining for days, seemingly reflecting the mood between the two people. While on their walk, the couple encounter some swans on a lake. The beauty and majesty of these swans gently remind the couple of the importance of their love, and by the poem's close, they are holding hands. Sheers's poems are often set in similar natural environments, and he is the anthologist behind A Poet's Guide to Britain—which groups together other nature poems along with some based in cities as well.

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