The Dove of Peace

Originally, I was planning on only sharing this picture with Linda G. Hill’s coloring club for January, but the picture ended up inspiring two poems. I might even write more in this series, using the same first line as a starting point, in several different poetry forms.

Chaucerian Stanza:

The dove of peace brings healing in His wings,
The shining sun comes not so far behind –
The dove coos quietly; later it sings,
A perch inside a troubled heart to find.
He never does condemn, instead is kind,
Yet firm in gently lifting downcast face,
To understand the Trinity’s embrace.

Ottava Rima:

The dove of peace brings healing in his wings,
The shining sun comes not so far behind –
A confluence of pinkish hues it brings,
The easier some happiness to find.
May peace provide necessary bearings,
Leading to rest for every saddened mind.
Thenceforth can many faith-filled flowers grow,
No matter which direction the winds blow.

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