Call of Dove and Whippoorwill



The call of dove and whippoorwill

Yellowed letters and faded stills

Frame an un-warmed bed on lonely night


The scent of you that lingers light

The loving end to every fight

And all the words that were misunderstood


The coffee stain that rings the wood

The little things, because you could

Linger in a haunted memory


Is this how it will always be

Your sighted love left blind to me

What hope is there I find it again


A heart fallen, I know not when

Sings the sad song of searching wren

Crying out for want of love missing still


The call of dove and whippoorwill

Yellowed letters and faded stills

The only remains of a love so bright




17 Responses to “Call of Dove and Whippoorwill”
  1. yassy says:

    Beautiful verse, Brad!

  2. sangita2020 says:

    So very poignant.

  3. Like a song, wonderful verse

  4. kristianw84 says:

    This is splendidly beautiful Brad! I miss the whippoorwills. I used to hear them all the time as a child, now I never hear them anymore.

  5. jonicaggiano says:

    Very nice Brad interesting you talk of the Whippoorwill this bird has a profound creative yet sad effect on me. Great phrases. Have a blessed week my friend. Love 💕 Joni

  6. Jim Borden says:

    well done, Brad. beautiful words and imagery.

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