My snowy visitors have brought to me
a bright and beautiful December day
I offer them my Chinaberry tree;
they perch but briefly will be on their way.
They pause and groom each other for awhile;
soft talk is sharing, cooing , cheek to cheek.
They stare at me and, sure I see a smile
upon the face of one who wants to speak:
“Coo-coo, it is the human heart we seek.
His sacrificial love was made by choice.
That splendid gift God gave us makes us meek;
As we are poets, we will be your voice.
On wings of care, Nativity, it rings.
His birth’s a gift forever echoing.”
These doves were perched outside my 3rd floor balcony in Florida; Dec 11, 2012. They stayed; grooming themselves for a good hour before they flew away and did not seem to mind my photographing them from only fifteen feet away.