Mourning Doves

Small Stone

Small Stone 2014

Mourning doves soft song
heard through
grey misty veil
in spite of
winter’s stronghold


© rgb for “On Dragonfly Wings with Buttercup Tea”, 2011 – 2014

What are small stones?

A small stone is a short piece of writing (any style) that precisely captures a fully-engaged moment for you. The process of discovering small stones is as significant as the finished creation. Searching for small stones encourages you to keep your senses on the “alive and alert” status. Involve yourself with a new set of eyes, ears, nose, mouth, fingers, feelings and mind. In short … OPEN, OPEN, OPEN!

About becca givens

Becca is an artist, poet, and animal communicator. She delights in cooking, nurturing, and sharing a rich spiritual life with others on the Path.
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5 Responses to Mourning Doves

  1. Joni says:

    Doves seem to come to our yard more in the winter…perhaps it’s my husband bird feeder that attracts them! Their call is so soothing to me…..


  2. shoreacres says:

    I’ve heard them just once or twice so far this year. We need a little less winter and a little more spring for them to be truly songful!


  3. phylor says:

    Each morning, mourning doves come by our yard. I now think of them as morning doves. Lovely small stone!


    • becca givens says:

      For some reason, all these years, I thought they were called morning doves rather than mourning doves — must have been the accent used when I first inquired about them. Thank you for visiting and have a Happy Sunday! 😀


      • phylor says:

        I think it was mourning doves for their plaintive cooing; I’ll have to look that up in one of our bird books, and let you know. I think the colour might have something to do with it to. Off to the book shelf.


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