how sweet the sound

within the call
of the mourning dove
there is a low
swooping note
that mimics
the fall of an oak leaf;
a grain of wheat
burrowing into the ground

Rene ~ 2013

For Susie’s prompt to Imaginary Garden with Real ToadsThe Secret Life of Bees, and inspired by a quote from the book by Sue Monk Kidd:


“It was the oldest sound there was. Souls flying away.”

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18 thoughts on “how sweet the sound

  1. Such a wonderful piece…my mother loved to hear mourning doves. She called them rain birds because so often it was the first bird she heard after a rain. Thank you so much for taking part in the challnge.

  2. Such a wonderful piece…my mother loved to hear mourning doves. She called them rain birds because so often it was the first bird she heard after a rain. Thank you so much for taking part in the challnge.

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