Swans Commentary » swans.com January 30, 2006  



San Diego


by William T. Hathaway





(Swans - January 30, 2006) 
In the pool a girl, slim and new-breasted,
treads water, watching the high-diving boys.
On the springboard a lad, skinny and shivering,
wavers at the edge.
Above them a Strike Eagle, sleek and silver,
plunges down, trailing a snarl through the blue.
The boy salutes the dive bomber,
dances up his courage, and cannonballs.
The water explodes, its flames engulfing a village.
The girl strokes towards him.


· · · · · ·


Please consider helping Swans financially.

· · · · · ·


Internal Resources



About the Author

William T. Hathaway's first novel, A World Of Hurt, won a Rinehart Foundation Award, and his second, Summer Now, has just been published by Avatar Publication. It is set now amidst the war on terrorism as a US warrior falls in love with a Sufi Muslim and learns from her an alternative to the military mentality. (The first chapter is on the publisher's website, avatarpublication.com.) His writing has been published in over 40 periodicals and he wrote the introduction to America Speaks Out: Collected Essays from Dissident Writers. Hathaway is a former Fulbright professor of English and creative writing at universities in Germany. He lives in Oldenburg, Germany.



Please, feel free to insert a link to this work on your Web site or to disseminate its URL on your favorite lists, quoting the first paragraph or providing a summary. However, please DO NOT steal, scavenge, or repost this work on the Web or any electronic media. Inlining, mirroring, and framing are expressly prohibited. Pulp re-publishing is welcome -- please contact the publisher. This material is copyrighted, © William T. Hathaway 2005. All rights reserved.


Have your say

Do you wish to share your opinion? We invite your comments. E-mail the Editor. Please include your full name, address and phone number (the city, state/country where you reside is paramount information). When/if we publish your opinion we will only include your name, city, state, and country.


· · · · · ·


This Edition's Internal Links

See No Evil, Hear No Evil, Report No Evil - Deck Deckert

This Is A Man's World - Jan Baughman

What Is Science Fiction? - Milo Clark

Are US Citizens As Gullible As The "Good Germans" Were? - Philip Greenspan

Nikolai Bukharin's Philosophical Arabesques - Book Review by Louis Proyect

Monkey Business - Film Review by Charles Marowitz

The Top Of The Day Always Starts At The Bottom - Michael Yonchenko

Escape Mechanism - Poem by Gerard Donnelly Smith

Blips #33 - From the Editor's desk

Letters to the Editor

· · · · · ·


[About]-[Past Issues]-[Archives]-[Resources]-[Copyright]



Swans -- ISSN: 1554-4915
URL for this work: http://www.swans.com/library/art12/whatha03.html
Published January 30, 2006