TITLE

Swans and Sparrows

PUB. DATE
June 1956
SOURCE
New Republic;6/18/56, Vol. 134 Issue 25, p20
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents views of Francis Hackett about swans and sparrows. It describes the movement of swans in a lake. Hackett describes the ambience as perfect for poets but not for normal people who find them big. Their movement has been described as that of a married couple with the female a few inches behind the male. They are not vicious. They are beautiful, self-assured and therefore ominous. The swan is conscious of its power. Unlike the swan which knows no handicap as a social being, sparrows are weak and aware of it.
ACCESSION #
14434936

 

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