Swan talk

In Horsham’s first indoor shopping centre, Swan Walk, are a beautiful circular mosaic and a magnificent bronze sculpture of swans. In the sculpture, three of them are mounted in formation on a raised pool, with water jets directed at the webbed feet of the lower swan, giving the impression that they are forever in the act of landing on a watery surface. It’s not surprising that the swans are puzzled . . .

We had seen some water flowing
In Swan Walk. “That’s where we’re going,”
Said my friends. “The swan mosaic’s quite outstanding.”
So we flew down for some shopping.
Trouble is, instead of stopping,
We appear to be perpetually landing . . .

[Photo (shows the present plinth design, not the original): publicsculpturesofsussex.co.uk]
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