• Donald Mace Williams

The Voice of the Dove


I’ve loved the mourning dove since I was a child— The soft, suffusing sound that always calmed Me then as it does now and must calm, too, All those that hear it: people, grass, the sky. I think the tone, taken two octaves down, Would sound like Jesus’ voice when, at the tomb, John says, he spoke one word, “Mary,” to her Who wrung her hands, not knowing who stood there.

Published on the Ancient Paths Facebook page on August 17, 2019.

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