Friday, June 3, 2016

The Dove Itself


Third space up the staff,
A single note, word or chord
That is life --a dove recites itself,
All it need say-- and peace
Sounds to me like a panpipe
C, but there's something more,
Something added to the score
That is the dove itself.
 


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  1. Beautiful poem. "A dove recites itself . . . " Have you thought of putting your poems in a chapbook?

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    1. Thanks, Elizabeth. I haven't published any poetry in nearly 40 years but enjoyed being part of regional readings and little presses in the 1970s.

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  2. Listening to the doves is soothing. You describe it very well.

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    1. Kind Emma, doves are among my favorite creatures and, over the years, show less agitation as I come near. They make such flimsy nests that I have fashioned steel and wire rose-trellises for them to build on.

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  3. "a panpipe C" - what a lovely, apt description. We've had doves for only a few years now, and at first thought we had a daytime owl. Hah. I like Norma's illustrative photo.

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    1. O Jenny, thanks! I hope I got the note right with my increasingly tin ear. Definitely panpipe though. Enjoy your doves --that's the main thing. Will relay compliment to Norma!

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  4. I so appreciate your heartfelt, beautiful way of seeing the world, Geo. =)

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    1. Thank you, Robyn. Earth is one of my favorite worlds --has you in it!

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  5. "A panpipe C"...oh how utterly delightful a way to describe the beautiful song of a dove!
    Through your musical words...I can hear it too...so soothing and de-stressing...thank you so much! :))

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    1. Most kind. Garden has been full of doves lately and they do bring a special calm.

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  6. This is lovely . I have so many pics of doves from my hometown .

    http://shilpachandrasekheran.blogspot.ae/?m=1

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    1. Doves are beautiful creatures, very photogenic.

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  7. I finally got a chance to sit down and read some posts. Your poems and Norma's photography: such a nice pair of nerve calming pieces of artistry. God Bless you both.

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    1. Thank you, Munir. Much appreciated!

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