Mourning Dove Song
Even the Lone Mourning Dove
Continues to Sing
I see a solitary mourning dove and hear the notes of its lone sweet song. I look for its mate. Finding none, I experience a slight stab of wistfulness. I feel tender grief for the lone dove.
Lone as the dove is, however, it continues to sing—to pierce the solitary air with its melodies of life.
The song of the dove reminds me that whatever our place in families, friends, relationships, we have much to share if we but open our hearts to sing.
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Mourning doves are monogamous and mate for life. However, if one loses its mate, it often finds another and continues to sing.