A Morning Mourning Dove

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Mourning Dove – Mars, PA 1/12/16

In the silence of early morning
just before the  break of dawn,

You are puffed up soft and fluffy,
perched and clinging high atop the tree.

What a bright, warm sight you are
amidst the dark and snowy shadows.

But your haunting lament belies
your soft, yet vibrant allure.

Oh morning Mourning Dove
what conflicting emotions you evoke…

darkness and light,
joy and grief,
morning and mourning.


Cheers & Hugs,