The Bonny Swans

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Alex Cardenas

Loreena McKennitt is one of my all-time favourite singers. In her song "The Bonny Swans", we hear the story of a young woman who is drowned by her jealous sister. She later becomes a swan, which is then transformed into a magic harp that plays alone. I was very drawn to the theme of rebirth within the song. In medieval times, the image of the swan was a symbol of death; here's a fable about betrayal and loss, but also about endlessness, I think.

Published More than a year ago

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