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Two mourning doves
how sad their song–
its melody echoes
all the day long.
No heart can rest,
no tears will dry.
Their song is haunting
like words of goodbye.
Does a loved one sleep
on yonder hill
where roses have faded
and the breeze is still?
A melody echoes
all the day long—
two mourning doves
how sad their song!

© 2014 Freeda Baker Nichols

unknown grave

unknown grave

roses at grave (2)

roses on a new grave

14 comments on “TWO MOURNING DOVES

  1. Catherine Johnson says:

    Oh Freeda that is so beautiful and sad. x


  2. Linda Baie says:

    This is lovely, Freeda. And beautiful that you wrote for your sister, and now this day, too. I had losses this past year, and still think of them every day.


  3. Beautiful! Your post brought to mind the dove’s coos. 🙂


    • Thanks, Coleen. Doves do have a mournful sound. This post is a tribute to my sister, who died Feb. 23, 2014 at the age of 94. The roses in the photo were on her grave. This poem was included on the program for her funeral. I wrote it a few days before she passed. It just worked out that it was shared at her funeral. I had not intended that, but I’m honored that family and friends shared it.


  4. Ginger Kemp Pruett says:

    Good poems and photos. The roses are so pretty.


  5. Rita Dortch says:

    This is beautiful. I loved reading it.


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