Swans

Swans can refer to:

  • Swan, the bird
Military
  • SWANS, the South African Women's Auxiliary Naval Service
Music
  • Swans (band), an American band formed in 1982
  • Swans (EP), an EP by the above band
  • Swans, an EP by the Filipino electronic act Names Are For Tombstones (NAFT)
  • The Swans, a short-lived American girl group active in the early 1960s
Places
  • Swan's Island, Maine, an Island town in America
  • Sawans, Punjab, A village and Union Council of Mianwali Tehsil in Punjab, Pakistan
Sport
  • Swansea City A.F.C., a football club nicknamed the Swans
  • Sydney Swans, Australian rules football club
Brand
  • Swans (eyewear), Japanese eyewear brand
Publications
  • Swans (magazine), Swans Commentary, international online journal

Famous quotes containing the word swans:

    I know of the sleepy country, where swans fly round
    Coupled with golden chains, and sing as they fly.
    A king and a queen are wandering there, and the sound
    Has made them so happy and hopeless, so deaf and so blind
    With wisdom, they wander till all the years have gone by....
    William Butler Yeats (1865–1939)

    Holland is a dream, Monsieur, a dream of gold and smoke—smokier by day, more gilded by night. And night and day that dream is peopled with Lohengrins like these, dreamily riding their black bicycles with high handle-bars, funereal swans constantly drifting throughout the whole country, around the seas, along the canals.
    Albert Camus (1913–1960)

    Clogged and soft and sloppy eyes
    Have lost the light that bites or terrifies.
    There are no swans and swallows any more.
    The people settled for chicken and shut the door.
    Gwendolyn Brooks (b. 1917)