Doves Came Today

Doves joined redbirds today.

Doves joined redbirds today.








the doves came to join
redbirds, sparrows and chickadees
at mealtime.
They gathered around the feeder
and shared sunflower seeds and

The doves
had not been here since
they built their nest in the plum-tree
last April.
Such peaceful birds, the Mourning Doves
moved in and around the flock
with ease.

c Copyright, 2013  Freeda Baker Nichols

Birds in Winter

Birds in Winter

Note: Cameo pattern of poetry. Seven lines with exact syllable count in free verse.  2-5-8-3-8-7-2

7 comments on “Doves Came Today

  1. spunkonastick says:

    We get dove here often. And of course Cardinals. It’s the NC state bird.


  2. That’s interesting, but I don’t have an answer for it. I’ll watch my plum tree this spring and see if the dove nests there again. It was not a very good place, actually. Not private enough, but she might have been on her first nest. 🙂


  3. Ginger Kemp Pruett says:

    I have heard that Doves go to the same place year after year where they built their first nest, wonder if this is so.


  4. patlaster says:

    A pair of doves joined a pair of cardinals and juncos –all on the ground this morning. Good cameo sequence.


  5. One day I counted over 30 Doves feeeding…It was just awesome…


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