Tuesday, 13 July 2010

Saturday 10th July - Dove

This white dove spent much of Saturday in the garden.

Bird or Beast?


Did any bird come flying

  After Adam and Eve,

When the door was shut against them

  And they sat down to grieve?


I think not Eve's peacock

  Splendid to see,

And I think not Adam's eagle;

  But a dove may be.


Did any beast come pushing

  Through the thorny hedge

Into the thorny thistly world,

  Out from Eden's edge?


I think not a lion,

  Though his strength is such;

But an innocent loving lamb

  May have done as much.


If the dove preached from her bough

  and the lamb from his sod,

The lamb and dove

  Were preachers sent from God.


Christina Rossetti

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