Dove a-mourning

Douglas Blair 1951 (London)



Something soothing in

The coo and the ploof.

His song of lamenting

Right up on your roof.

He seems to know trials

But flies up above.

His nearness a comfort.

His empathy we love.

About this poem

Such a buddy. Not usually in the snows.

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Written on December 14, 2022

Submitted by dougb.72572 on December 14, 2022

Modified on March 22, 2023

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Quick analysis:

Scheme X A X A X B X B
Closest metre Iambic trimeter
Characters 185
Words 45
Stanzas 8
Stanza Lengths 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1

Douglas Blair

Blogging poems since 2008. Once a lawyer in general practice. Then 32 years as Shipper in a heavy metal fabricating plant. Retired 2022. Married and father of two. Poet. Hiker. Harmonica Busker. Gospel enthusiast. Photographer. http://shootdempix.blogspot.com/ more…

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