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Swans 10th Anniversary


On The Anniversary Of Swans
(for gilles and jan)


by Gerard Donnelly Smith





(Swans - May 8, 2006)  
two birds upon the left bank nesting;
feathered with words, the flock replies:
voices raised above the cresting,
progressively set against the tide.

two birds at the keyboard preening
issues upon issues, the clarion call:
voices joined as one resisting
those who build divisive walls.

two birds at the egg-heads pecking,
fragile shells filled with feathery lies:
voices clear above their clamoring,
asking for answers that other's deny.

two birds right will never migrate,
nor from this flight plan ever fall:
voices from the desk still dictate,
liberty for one and all.


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This Edition's Internal Links

Ten Years On A Superhighway Less Traveled - Jan Baughman

Ten Years Of A Swans Rebellion - Eli Beckerman

Taking Flight: The First Ten Years - Alma A. Hromic

Swans At Ten - Milo Clark

The Revolution Continues - Louis Proyect

The City On The Hill In Ruins - Deck Deckert

Musings From The Black Swan - Charles Marowitz

Sow Resistance, Reap Justice - Michael DeLang

A Review Of Prior Thoughts - Philip Greenspan

Keeping The Flame Alive - Various (but Unique) Swans Contributors

Inside Swans' Engine Room - Jan Baughman interviews Gilles d'Aymery

Untitled - Poem by Swans (Jan Baughman, September 10, 1997)

Just call it Beta I - Gilles d'Aymery (May 1, 1996)

Beckett At A Hundred Or Who's Celebrating Watt? - Peter Byrne

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