The Cardinal and His Doves

The cardinal and his doves
Followed me across
The up and down
To the down that’s now all around

The cardinal
Red as blood
Across his head and breast
The rest a winter’s hallowed ground

And his doves
Ghostly handkerchiefs
Catching grief and tears
Waving welcome home

 

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IMAGE: Red Cardinal by excentric.deviantart.com

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