Alicia Patti

Rookie (Boston, MA)

Bird Song - Poem by Alicia Patti

How I love the coo-coo-coo! of a dove,
especially at dusk when the summer
air is redolent with musk,
and all around are the sounds
of nature’s wooing.

Add a tinkling brook nearby, echoed
by a mockingbird, its splendid harmony
a welcome counterpoint to the symphony.

And now I wait for the hoo-hoo-hoo! of
An owl that visits me each night
as though she knows I need her song
to make my joy complete.

But then I am saddened,
for my dove doesn’t come this day,
and I am left to ponder:

Perhaps she has found another
to hypnotize with her wonder;
if so my heart is gladdened,
for who doesn’t love the wooing
and the cooing of a dove.

Comments about Bird Song by Alicia Patti

  • (5/5/2008 11:58:00 AM)

    Alicia, I love the calls of nature they bring so much joy to heart and ear. Your imagery is wonderful and I can visualise them in my mind's eye. Top marks and thanks for sharing them my dear friend.

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  • (5/4/2008 11:54:00 PM)

    Melancholy of twitters resounds underneath this symphony

    best always


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  • (5/4/2008 4:18:00 PM)

    Very nice writing, Alicia Patti. I could hear all the birds as you described their visits. (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, May 4, 2008

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