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Poem of the week: A Bone Flute by Judith Willson


Reflecting on the dramatic migration of swans to Britain from the far north, this arrestingly wintry work reonates with echoes from the deep past

A Bone Flute
made from the radius bone of a whooper swan wing, circa 40,000 years ago

Swans flying in across the lagoon at dusk, muscled as horses;
sky filling with bells. The swans dip and rock, lanterns

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