Aubade (Inca Dove)

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Aubade (Inca Dove)

Such delicacy
evokes the evolution of hand
and wing, a growth

reflecting all we’ve come
to know. Two doves

sit on the fence, cold wind ruffling
their feathers. What brings them
to this place of no

shelter, of wind and rain
and clarity defied? Fingers

often remember what the mind
cannot. Silence
complicates our mornings.

 

This last appeared here in February 2018, and was originally published in The Balcones Review in 1987. Seems I was enthralled with birds back then, too…

 

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7 thoughts on “Aubade (Inca Dove)

  1. Beautifully crafted as usual. Maybe it’s just free association, but your two doves reminded me of those two riders approaching the watchtower in Hendrix/Dylan. Well, honestly, sorry Bob, but they reminded me of the howling guitar in the Hendrix version more than the howling harmonica in Dylan 🙂

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