Tales of The Swan-Dyke

March – July, 2020 – CV-19


TALES of the SWAN-DYKE ~ 5 

 To celebrate the launch of my 2nd self-published booklet of 11 diverse poems and essays entitled : TALES of the SWAN-DYKE along with Illustrations and Authors Notes – I am happy to offer a signed, printed hard-copy for just £5 inc. post/packing for orders within the United Kingdom and £6.50 inc. shipping for orders outside the UK ! I wrote these poems and 1 essay during my COVID-19 isolation and over nearly 4 months

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Alternatively you can post a comment in the comments box at the foot of this page and I will forward details of how to make payment ~ PLEASE include your name and the address where you would like the printed copy to be sent + PLUS indicate if it is to be a gift.

Many thanks                                                                                        ~ edenbray

TO Celebrate this occasion I am re-posting all eleven parts – today I am re-posting the comedy poem : PREDESTINATION – THW F-IN’ SWAN – A Comedy

Foreward to the Publication

In March 2020 at the recommendation of the British Governments Scientific Health Advisers I entered a period of isolation as a ‘shielding’ measure due to my previous and ongoing health issues and to avoid the threat of Covid-19, a dangerous strain of Coronavirus which attacks the respiratory system, especially of older and susceptible, clinically vulnerable persons. The full total of Covid-related deaths will not become clear for some while but it is already huge on a world-wide scale. This pamphlet of verse and writings came out of that period of isolation.

Most of the writings were composed from notes made during daily, long, walks I made in the fields at the rear of our home in Lincolnshire with either Ruth, my wife or on my own. These writings reflect wider concerns over the pandemic itself, national issues that developed during this period such as BLM but also very real and more personal matters concerning growing old, loneliness, our future – plus mental and physical health worries.

This selection from the poignant ‘This World So Sad’ to the more comedic ‘Predestination’ or ‘the dog’ may at times seem controversial, they contain ‘adult’ words but each of these works is important to me in conveying the true ‘feeling’ of the time and together they hopefully capture the full rainbow of human experience. I hope the reader will catch the humour intended as well as the more serious points of reference.

Thanks for listening                                                                                        edenbray 06.07.2020




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the fuckin’ swan ~ a comedy!

f-ing swan

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That fuckin’ swan flew off today

He flapped his wings and went away


That fuckin’ swan flew off today

Said goodbye to things

and fuckin’ flew away!

That fuckin’ swan flew off today\

The fuckin’ swan he flew away

He flapped his wings and off he went

No reasons given, no message sent

That fuckin’ swan took off today

That fuckin’ swan he flew away

Those fuckin’ starlings shout and scream

Those fuckin’ starlings get in your dreams

With their shit and their clitter, clatter

Those fuckin’ starlings they nitter, natter

But that fuckin’ swan he flew off today

He flew off to – a brand new day!

That fuckin, swan flew off today

Lifted his wings

Said goodbye to things

Rose up and flew

Into the blue

Said goodbye to all this shit!

Im going to go and live a bit

No message sent, just upped and went

That fuckin’ swan flew off today

That fuckin’ swan flew off today

He flapped his wings and went away

The fuckin’ swan flew off today

He flew off to – a brand new day!


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Ref. 21052020

… thanks for listening …

About edenbray

I am a writer ... a beat poet who began writing poetry way back in 1966 ... 'edenbray is born ugly, wet, covered in blood, mucous & bodily functions, the effluence of my short life' ... I recently published my 1st solo Anthology - the best of 60 years writing - previously I ran my own Art Supplies Store for 40 yrs before I became a full-time writer I am a Blogger who has posted 1,000 poems - available in 24 themed booklets ... please ask for details + leave a 'like' or a comment for my encouragement, thank you so much for listening - I truly value your opinion on my work ~ in fact I literally survive on your creative input ~ edenbray
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