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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"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 10 Months Ago


Kelly Scheppers

10 Months 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 10 Months Ago


Kelly Scheppers

10 Months 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 10 Months Ago


Kelly Scheppers

10 Months 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

10 Months Ago

:) ................... love and hugs Legs!
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 10 Months Ago


Kelly Scheppers

10 Months 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 10 Months Ago


Kelly Scheppers

10 Months 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 10 Months Ago


Kelly Scheppers

10 Months 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 10 Months Ago


Kelly Scheppers

10 Months 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 10 Months Ago


Kelly Scheppers

10 Months 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 10 Months Ago


Kelly Scheppers

10 Months 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

10 Months Ago

You are welcome dear Kelly.

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Kelly Scheppers
Kelly Scheppers

San Diego, CA



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