"Whoever you are, no matter how lonely, the world offers itself to your imagination, calls to you like the wild geese, harsh and exciting — over and over announcing your place in the family of things." Mary Oliver
Momma Swan & her 'swanling'? Okay, Google Now... 'The male swan (the cob) helps the female (pen) look after their babies, (cygnets, derived from the Latin word for swan, "cygnus") until they are a year old. The young don't spend more than one day in the nest once they hatch.'