Martie, a sigh from you is poetic success...thank you, in earnest, for such a pleasant start to my day.
Sven, thank you, my friend, for sharing such a lovely thought...I'm very pleased you enjoyed this little one...
X Angel, thank you for such kind commentary. That I pattern my work after the classical poets is no secret...so glad you liked this piece.
Parker, who says you're not good at poetic analysis?? You were right on the mark with this one, my friend. And yes, "my ladyfriend" was simply referring to the dove nesting out in one of the dogwoods here...she's quite the listener...
TerryW, I must thank you for such a stirring and encouraging response. And for letting me know how this poem touched something inside you.
Redheart, of course I am not insulted by your suggestion. Rather, I am flattered that you would leave such an enthusiastic response. I will look at the site, though don't know about the contest. I have been writing since childhood, and have always enjoyed it. Thanks again for such a kind reply.
Could a greater miracle take place than for us to look through each other's eyes for an instant?......Henry David Thoreau