TWO MOURNING DOVES

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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

Reminds Me of Banner Mountain Snow Days

Junco at the feeder as snow falls

Junco at the feeder as snow falls

Mourning Doves finding grain before the snow covers it.

Mourning Doves finding grain before the snow covers it.

Snow falling on the plum tree and bales of hay.

Snow falling on the plum tree and bales of hay.

© 2014 Freeda Baker Nichols