Bio Note: Poetry sustains me. I've been drawn to language and word craft since childhood. I'm an English/writing tutor, and I also think of myself as a lifetime poetry apprentice. I've had several poems published in local publications and a few selected as samples in poetry craft books published by Terrapin Press and edited by Diane Lockward.
Who Consoles the Mourning Dove?
Mourning doves are numerous and suffer the misfortune of being the most hunted species in North America. When she softly coos as if full of sorrow, who consoles the mourning dove? When her haunting cries descend, each woeful note so full of muted grief, how is her muffled melancholy met? Who can soothe and ease her doleful tones? A second dove, she herself bereft, echoes back her sad lament and in concert they find comfort, and are perhaps, content.
©2021 Kim Klugh
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