Waiting for the Dove

The owl kept
to its vigil,

long after the raven
abandoned his post,

to depart only when the
dove had taken flight.

Graves, Morris waking-walking-singing-in-the-next-dimension-1979







for the image prompt at The Mag.
A resource for bird symbology here.


Filed under Poetry, Poetry - Prompts

12 responses to “Waiting for the Dove

  1. Pretty inventive, and inventively pretty…

  2. Lovely – succinct and meaningful.

  3. kay

    loved the three connection here..x

  4. i was going to write something quite similar. interesting that i didnt…and you did

  5. What can I say, I like your piece, the wisdom of the owl and the reward of a long wait

  6. Love the progression …

  7. Helen Dehner

    There is an order to everything in nature … in life. I enjoyed this!!

  8. I like how your words follow the image. Thanks for the link to the bird symbolism. Having the name of a bird, I’ll be interested to see what my name represents!

  9. A lot said in just a very tight few words .. very nice.

  10. The owl proves itself again to be very wise.

Some of what I write is true, some is fiction; most is merely possibility.

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