A Mellifluous Song

A Mellifluous Song

A Poem by Kelly Scheppers

...my second nesting of doves!

A Mellifluous Song

 

 

Ever faintly I hear

the cooing of

a mourning dove

 

Its mellifluous song

pierces my soul

with all the proclivity of

a thorn bird

in mid song.

 

 

 

photography by / Kelly Scheppers © 2017



© 2017 Kelly Scheppers



Author's Note

Kelly Scheppers
This was the second nesting of mourning doves outside my home. The male prepares the nest and is the one that coos that mellifluous song.

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Quite a contradiction within the poem, beautiful. The picture of course is precious :) Their song lures the soul and speaks so many tales. Birds are wise messengers for those who absorb their tones xx

Posted 2 Weeks Ago


Kelly Scheppers

2 Weeks Ago

...thank you, darlin! Hope all is well with you!
Poppy Ruth Silver

2 Weeks Ago

Life is life ey hon...hope you are doing well xo
I love a lot of birds but the dove is not one of them give me the brown bird or blackbird whistle anyday. I find the cooing annoying, their neck swagger annoying and they defecate in huge quantities. Having said that a well written poem Kelly. I prefer a hoot from an owl! But I see the peace doves bring as a symbol. :):)

Posted 4 Weeks Ago


Kelly Scheppers

3 Weeks Ago

I'm still glad you took the time to read...even though the love's not there. Not like I'm going to .. read more
andrew mitchell

3 Weeks Ago

and I thought you were a god!! I'm coming out of the shelter now with my hands up!!
Kelly Scheppers

3 Weeks Ago

Lol, that was pretty good!
If only we humans had the wisdom and passion of mourning doves!

Your words are magical renditions of their lives, Kelly, really lovely. Those birds present a touch of treasure in one instantly recognisable sound.
If Man could only do the same along with giving all..

Youre such a skilful writer, a gently powerful poet and my long.time friend.. a mourning dove, you are!

Posted 4 Weeks Ago


Kelly Scheppers

4 Weeks Ago

The kindness of your words leave me speechless, Em...a thousand thank you's, my friend!
emmajoy

4 Weeks Ago

Surely after all this time, you know your words inevitablly reach me!
Beautiful words accompanied by your wonderful photograph, Kelly. I have had the pleasure of hearing a dove every morning this summer until just recently. I worried something had happened to it but now that I know it must have been a male, perhaps his job was done and he flew off for a bit. That is what I like to think anyway. Love this tribute to such a melodious creature.

Posted 4 Weeks Ago


Kelly Scheppers

4 Weeks Ago

They coo most of the time to call the female to the nest. They mate from spring to late summer, but.. read more
The lamentation of a mourning dove resonates with the soul, and its wing whistle is enlivening and invigorating. I love to see them in pairs in the yard pecking at the seed beneath the feeder. I love that they mate for life; and when I see one alone, it always makes me sad. You cannot help but to love their darling faces.

Posted 1 Month Ago


Kelly Scheppers

1 Month Ago

They are quite precious to, and I am already anticipating their return here, next spring. Thank you .. read more
dear Kelly, the honeyed mellow soft music of a morning dove is a romantic song, especially when the sun sets on pumpkins sleeping in a September field of autumn dreams. Your poetry brings colors of melancholy to whispers of doves cooing and wooing
the season of gathered memories... remains of the day. truly, Pat

Posted 1 Month Ago


Kelly Scheppers

1 Month Ago

I have such an appreciation for this bird from all I've learned and have witnessed first hand. Glad .. read more
Patricia Wedel

1 Month Ago

dear Kelly... you have the touch of tenderness that envelopes our heart and soul with melancholy and.. read more
Lovely poem on the mourning dove, and I love the photo. Mellifluous is a word I must remember to use! Many thanks.

Posted 1 Month Ago


Kelly Scheppers

1 Month Ago

It is a wonderful word, isn't it? Many thanks for such a kind review!
"Mellifluous"....one of my favorite words. So pleased to read it in a poem. The song is special to us, but to the mourning dove, it is just part of what he does naturally. How lovely this is. Lydi**

Posted 1 Month Ago


Kelly Scheppers

1 Month Ago

One of mine, too! I love the way it rolls off the tongue.
The cooing of mourning doves always evokes the heat of an August morning when I was a boy. Well done, Kelly.

Posted 1 Month Ago


Kelly Scheppers

1 Month Ago

Glad I could stir up a memory for you, Ted. That, in itself, is the best compliment!
i love the call of the morning doves ..one can feel all kinds of things in their voices ... and thank you for my education on the thorn bird lore ... another piece i can add to my Celtic background ... your use of language and form create just the right amount of comparisons and voice ...such a sweet nugget this one is ma'am!
E.
ps nice shot with the camera too!

Posted 1 Month Ago


Kelly Scheppers

1 Month Ago

They really are beautiful birds, and they mate for life. This shot was taken from my phone, and a st.. read more
Einstein Noodle

1 Month Ago

:) ................... love and hugs Legs!

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Kelly Scheppers

San Diego, CA



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