Poetry Friday – This is the Mourning Dove Pair

Today the Poetry Friday roundup is over at Laura Purdie Salas blog, Small Reads for Brighter Days. Thank you, Laura. I’m considering your poetry challenge for April. It sounds fun!

I did Laura’s poetryaction prompt from last week: “Go outside and find one thing to introduce in a poem that begins, ‘This is the…'” She wrote a sweet poem about the ash tree waiting for spring. It was inspired by the children’s book, The Lodge That Beaver Built, by Randi Sonenshine and Anne Hunter. (Thanks for those links, Laura.)

We have this very sweet pair of mourning doves in our yard. They nested last year in our yard. I believe some critter stole their eggs last spring because I saw eggs in the nest, but the next time I looked there were none (and no baby birds). But the pair are back now, they have built their nest, and I’m praying for the best.

Our Mourning Doves

This is the doublet of doves,
cooing and pursuing,
who wait for their eggs,
their purpose renewing,
and fly back to their nest
with hope and love brewing.
Image by Beto from Pixabay – When I get a good photo of our birds, I’ll add it.

14 thoughts on “Poetry Friday – This is the Mourning Dove Pair

  1. Oh, so sweet! I love mourning doves — they mate for life. At our old house I fed them every afternoon — counted a flock of 50 birds once! Hope your doves’ eggs hatch this year.

  2. Oh, this is such serendipity! I just today discovered where the mourning dove pair I’ve been seeing around our house have their nest. Thank you for sharing. Mourning doves are so beautiful… and your poem made me so happy. 🙂

  3. “doublet of doves…their purpose renewing” so pretty! Love the pairing of your poem with the photo. Well done.

  4. Your poem is so lyrically lovely, Denise. “doublet of doves” make me pause and take notice. I hope this time the babies survive!

  5. Every bit of your poem is spot-on perfect. Now I want to try a “This is the…” poem!

  6. How I love this, Denise, the swing and sway of your poem, “cooing and pursuing,”. Hope all goes well for this couple. You did a wonderful job with Laura’s prompt.

  7. This whole poem is lovely, Denise, but I especially like “the doublet of doves.”

  8. I wrote a poem recently about mourning doves too. There are some that live right near us. They’ve been their calls before dawn recently.

  9. Aw, mourning doves. Aren’t they sweet? Love the poem, Denise. I’ll have to try writing about some birds in our yard, perhaps the current pack of cackling grackles?

  10. “The doublet of doves” is such a gorgeous phrase, Denise. I can hear this pair wooing and cooing.

  11. What a lovely love poem for this pair of doves! Your first line has such wonderful rhythm, and I love doublet in there. I’m hoping for them too, thanks Denise!

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