Jump to content
Poetry Magnum Opus



Recommended Posts


The white dove flew
from our plimsolled feet,
leaving two perfect
white ovals behind,
twigged in the ancient ivy.

The white dove watched
as our curious hands
lifted her embryos up
to the sun, looking for
shadows beyond innocence.

There was one.
The white dove watched
as our footsteps went
on, leaving the young
to the decisions of time.


Link to comment
Share on other sites

I do appreciate @dr_con's careful read -- thank you, Juris, for the Cliff Notes! -- without which, due to my own inept reading, I might have missed how well-written this is. It is pleasing, compact and profound.


Here is a link to an index of my works on this site: tonyv's Member Archive topic

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 2 weeks later...

I enjoyed this poem, the imagery, the progression.  I did read the comments which affirmed my understanding. The poem is controlled and well crafted.  
I loved:
"leaving the young to the decisions of time."



~~ © ~~ Poems by Judi Van Gorder ~~

For permission to use this work you can write to Tinker1111@icloud.com

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • Create New...

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Guidelines.