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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A brief poem, but says everything that needs to be said.
Kelly, your words hit with grace and elegance, yet leave a tinge of sorrow. Feels like a sad song to me, leaves a sting, but is, nevertheless, beautiful and comforting. Brilliantly penned!

- William Liston

Posted 1 Month Ago


Kelly Scheppers

1 Month Ago

I love their song and wanted very much to bring it to light within a poem. Your expression captures.. read more
One of the songs of summer. Both the dove and the poem.

Posted 1 Month Ago


Kelly Scheppers

1 Month Ago

...and they didn't seem to mind me getting this close either. I hoped you would enjoy it, Ken. Than.. read more
there are so many wonders often unseen.
you have given honor to the mourning dove that's sends comforting song to it's mate and the fabled thorn bird that only sung once as it willingly paid the price with it's life.
beautiful wordsmithing.



Posted 1 Month Ago


Kelly Scheppers

1 Month Ago

I've learned so much about them, simply by observing them. The story of the thorn bird is heartbrea.. read more
Excellent photograph Kelly and then you capture the scene in a lovely verse which so succinctly gives the reader the feel for the moment.

Posted 1 Month Ago


Kelly Scheppers

1 Month Ago

Thank you, John. You're such a good friend!
i almost feel a sadness here...the song is beautiful but makes the speaker feel a melancholy because she misses someone.

lovely images to create the mood...

Posted 1 Month Ago


Kelly Scheppers

1 Month Ago

Perhaps you picked up on me missing them. I had two nestings, one where both squabs were born and f.. read more
A amazing poem dear Kelly. The sound of birds. Their song can create peace and calm. Thank you for sharing the amazing poetry.
Coyote

Posted 1 Month Ago


Kelly Scheppers

1 Month Ago

I've grown quite accustomed to the cooing. It lets me know they are near-by. It's always good seei.. read more
Coyote Poetry

1 Month Ago

You are welcome dear Kelly.

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Kelly Scheppers
Kelly Scheppers

San Diego, CA



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