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Pair Bonding

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RobertB
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Pair Bonding


The season for pair bonding
is short and tumultuous
full of toilů.
building nests
and rearing young
a season not for crippled birds

As with most seasons though
it passes quickly
and for the broken winged bird
the flight to warmer climes
is more of an escape
than perhaps rejuvenation.


Yet when warmth returns
and the time for
pairs bonding resumes
this mourning Dove
will watch the sky
for the erratic flight
caused by that healed
broken wing
and remember
a pair bonded season
of so long ago.


Robert
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Beautifully sad..but what if that bird has a permanently disabled wing? Who bonds with someone unable to fly with love's migration?
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This is beautiful, Robert! Very lovely!  

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This poem is not only for the birds!  
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You have a remarkable way of leaving a poem open to many different interpretations. Like 'deer' says, more than just birds does this speak of.

Wonderful Robert! Miss you around here.
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what a beautiful poem, RobertB!

Corinne
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Nice writing.  Like people in a crowd looking for a familiar face, for comfort.
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RobertB~
You are a genius.
So many images taking fligt in this one.
Superb!
~*Marge*~


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You have so delicately expressed just what lies in the bittersweet visions of remembering. I do like this, Robert.

Claire
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thanks all of you on this. my e-mail just showed all these responses....I was wondering where everyone was!!!

You know I heard that doves mate for life... and when I see a dove alone I wonder what happened to its mate....perhaps a broken wing severed their relationship....no fault of their own.

Robert
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A very nice poem you did there RobertB
Doves are so special

 The ability to describe life with words is similar to painting a picture; both can be powerful tools.

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