Mourning Dove



In the early morning during summer months, a pair of mourning dove often visit my bedroom balcony. Their cooing is soft and soothing. When they are further away, their cooing sounds like an echo. It is inviting to listen to as well as mesmerizing.
In this part of Ontario, Canada, Mourning Doves migrate south from September to November.

Cool morning, clear sky
mourning doves coo, wings tapping
autumn migration

Hélène Vaillant©

Written for:

#Haikai Challenge #54 (10/6/18): migrating birds (wataridori) #haiku #senryu #haibun #tanka #haiga #renga

22 thoughts on “Mourning Dove

  1. I love the gentle sounds of mourning doves. Recently I saw doves on a wire, which is unusual as normally I see them on the ground. Perhaps they were getting ready for take off or taking a break along the way…


  2. I think the mourning doves were the first to visit when I put out my feeders for the first time.
    I wonder how far south they go?
    I just saw some last week. They are good at sharing – they prefer to eat off the ground though.

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  3. Pingback: #Haikai Challenge #55 (10/13/18): scarecrow (kakashi) #haiku #senryu #haibun #tanka #haiga #renga – Frank J. Tassone

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