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Please help me with a hub/story.

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    poetlorraineposted 6 years ago

    I am going to write about a white dove.   I am looking for how you would react if you saw a dove, on your windowsill......

    so far most people say they would feel excited about it, they would like it, it would make the feel peaceful etc.  Of course some just feel indifferent..

    So imagine you were just looking through your window, and for the first time ever you spotted a dove, on the window sill, how would you feel......

    I would sure take a photo, how about you,  This is serious by the way, it's part of a story.

    1. seanorjohn profile image80
      seanorjohnposted 6 years ago in reply to this


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        poetlorraineposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        yep me too.

    2. Dense profile image69
      Denseposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      "Please don't sh*t on my window sill" big_smile

      1. Milla Mahno profile image59
        Milla Mahnoposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        That was dense wink

        1. Dense profile image69
          Denseposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          A refreshing view point from somone who has really seen pigeons up close; everyday, in fact. wink

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            poetlorraineposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            er we are talking doves here.............

            1. Dense profile image69
              Denseposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              I think them all the same. big_smile

              1. Dense profile image69
                Denseposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                Not much difference, according to this:
                http://www.proz.com/forum/teaching_and_ … rence.html

    3. GALAXY 59 profile image87
      GALAXY 59posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I think I would feel peaceful, there is something special about a white bird, doves have been used as a symbol of peace and tranquillity for hundreds maybe thousands of years.

    4. Falsor Wing profile image85
      Falsor Wingposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Well assuming it's like right up close I would probably be like, "holy shit! Its right up close." Then I would try to check it out without scaring it off. For the next few days I'd probably keep an eye out for it.

    5. fireball* profile image61
      fireball*posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I will take a deep breath and sigh with excitement.And says,God is wonderful to bestow us such beauty and wonder.

    6. Zskyjmpr profile image61
      Zskyjmprposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I would feel like it was an omen for something wonderful to occur. I would probably watch it for a while and see if I could glean anything intuitively from the experience.

    7. europe24me profile image61
      europe24meposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I would look at the Dove as a sign from above, and wonder what message was being given. I would wonder if it was a sign my luck was about to change. I once saw an owl, where a owl should not be. He came more than one night, and it was a warning to be careful

    8. starqueen13 profile image60
      starqueen13posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      id at first want to catch it so i could take a closer look and jump for it, but when it would fly away i would be sad but then realize you cant always jump into things....and then id go to a petstore so i could pet some birds smile lol

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      gwennies penposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Well, I would feel perhaps it was ethereal.   A sign of hope and purity.  Of love and a renewed sense of curiosity.  I would feel honored that a dove flew to my window just to see me and would wonder where it came from.  I love birds and all animals, so I would not wish it ill, or think unkindly of it.  All creatures are special in their own way and should be allowed to be a part of our lives...no matter how great or small.  It would seem like magic, of seeing for the first time that white unicorn from magical places.  But, knowing in your mind...this can't be real.  Ah...the possibilities!  Dream and write on, poetlorraine. .I will certainly be in the audience with my breath held in anticipation of the best work ever written.  (Okay, I know I am just a silly dreamer, but its got me this far.) There is so much potential here...

  2. Ohma profile image79
    Ohmaposted 6 years ago

    My Pa. Dutch Heritage and all their superstitions would say that a bird any bird on my window means the death of a close relative or friend in that day.
    I do not know if there is any truth to it or not but I would just as soon not find out even if it where a dove.

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      poetlorraineposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      now i hate to see just one magpie, but not heard that  about a dove, you could be right.

    2. Dense profile image69
      Denseposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I get more than one everyday, what does it mean? roll

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        poetlorraineposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        well if you get two magpies that means joy..
        3 for a girl
        4 for a boy
        5 for silver
        6 for gold
        7 for a secret never to be told

        one for sorrow though

        1. Dense profile image69
          Denseposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Over at where I live, I get pigeons though. wink

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            poetlorraineposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            we all get pigeons, stretch your imagination, preten a dove arrives. you have the right name dont you Dense

            1. Dense profile image69
              Denseposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              As a matter of fact I do. big_smile
              I am slow at times and am still wondering why you don't see a dove, when I first mentioned pigeon. roll

    3. Zskyjmpr profile image61
      Zskyjmprposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      It is quite the coincidence that I would find this post of yours Ohma, as I had a bird fly into my second story window and thought of my ex-husband who mentioned that to me.  We were out of contact for a few months as neither of us had long distance and he wasn't an internet user.

      about 1 month later I learned of his death and felt there was a connection to the situation.  He didn't pass away that day but I certainly felt it was a sign of his death.

  3. blondepoet profile image79
    blondepoetposted 6 years ago

    I would be absolutely over the moon to see a white dove at my window, it would be such a rare extra special moment like no other. I honestly would read something into it much much more than just a random visit. smile

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      poetlorraineposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      yep you are speaking my language....... i feel the same....... thanks so much for taking the time to comment

  4. SpanStar profile image61
    SpanStarposted 6 years ago

    I'll provide the following for you if you like but if you receive a fortune I want half-smile.

    From outside my bedroom window and what do I see?
    A fowl of the air all dress in white.
    Only to willing to show it's plumage so white and bright.
    I wonder if it has a mate and do they flight at night to?

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      poetlorraineposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      thanks for all the effort you put into the reply, i appreciate it.

  5. myownworld profile image78
    myownworldposted 6 years ago

    It would fill me with simple, pure joy.... as when you see any beautiful thing in nature. I'd smile and go on looking at it till it flies away... and just be happy in that moment... smile

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      poetlorraineposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      i think it would have this affect on lots of people thanks a lot.........

  6. 2uesday profile image87
    2uesdayposted 6 years ago

    poetlorraine - I think different people would react differently according to the way they viewed the event.

    What I mean is - as long as the persons reaction fits with the character you have built for them in the story it should work out OK.

    There might be something in someones past that made them think it was wonderful or a bad omen. If you can make it clear why they feel the way they do I think your story will work.

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      poetlorraineposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      thanks i have thought quite a lot about what you have said, thanks so much for taking the time to reply

  7. Alison Graham profile image91
    Alison Grahamposted 6 years ago

    If I saw a white dove on my windowsill, I would feel it needed feeding or else it would not have come so close.  I would have to go and feed it.  On a spiritual level, I would feel it maybe was a communicator of some message (like with Noah's Ark after the Flood). Good luck with the story, hope we will get to read it here on HubPages soon!

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      poetlorraineposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      yep you will get to read it soon.

  8. ilmdamaily profile image91
    ilmdamailyposted 6 years ago

    It would be a real treat! Certainly rare enough to warrant theorising about the reason behind it's arrival:-)

    I view doves as an emmissary of hope. Although not a Christian, i'm reminded of the biblical reference to doves in the story of Noah's ark. The dove arriving at the end of the flood heralded an end to hard times, and a hope for the future.

    So, when I think of a Dove, my first impression is of hope.

    Hope that helps!

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      poetlorraineposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      thanks so much, yes a peaceful dove, letting all the people in the ark know that they are at last free to come on to dry land....... a very peaceful vision.

  9. mega1 profile image78
    mega1posted 6 years ago

    White doves always make me sad - probably because of this song


  10. IzzyM profile image85
    IzzyMposted 6 years ago

    White doves are a pest on the Poniente Beach in Benidorm. They sh*t everywhere and there are hundreds of them. Palomas blancas - ther're white doves, aren't they?
    Not seen any up here in the mountains, but we do see grey doves - like big fat pigeons!

    1. darkside profile image78
      darksideposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Doves are actually just pigeons.

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        poetlorraineposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        please do not tell my that , it cannot be true

        1. darkside profile image78
          darksideposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          It is.

        2. Dense profile image69
          Denseposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          It is. Though I can't envision a pigeon in place of a dove in a story of the ark. So they may be different after all. wink

          1. darkside profile image78
            darksideposted 6 years ago in reply to this
            1. Dense profile image69
              Denseposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              Thanks darkside. Didn't know they are part of such a large family. smile

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    poetlorraineposted 6 years ago

    ha ha ha as i thought.   Many people would have different views, the dove in my story will go to lots of places, and i was just kinda experimenting to see would it get a warm welcome everywhere. 

    I used to love seagulls until one nested in the house opposite, and we could not sleep throughtout the summer for the  noise....

    However i have never seen a dove, but have in my mind a symbol of love and peace......  i am going to publish the story on hubs when i everntually work it all out in my mind shoul not be too long....

    Thanks for your heop.  Blonde Poet your reaction would be similar to mine.  Interesting a few mentioned the flood also.  A lovely image of a dove, carrying a leaf of the tree.  thanks so much.

  12. Randy Godwin profile image94
    Randy Godwinposted 6 years ago

    I would be fascinated and would try to get a photo, if possible.  I once a saw large green parrot sitting on a cornstalk when I was working on my farm.  This bird would fly away when I got too close, so it had apparently escaped from its owner and was heading south.

    I couldn't get close enough to catch him and he eventually went into the swamp.  Luckily a friend was with me or no one would have believed me.  Beautiful creature, I hope it made it to Florida before winter.

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      poetlorraineposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      it fills my heart with joy when i see something like that, what a nice experience, pity about the picture, it would have been nice to capture it on camera.

  13. AEvans profile image71
    AEvansposted 6 years ago

    Lorraine, we also have a White Dove as a pet when I look at her I feel Peace, Love, Joy and God to us she symbolizes Unity smile

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      poetlorraineposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      really a pet, in the house, you could tell me all about white doves then, maybe do a hub on your pet...... i am so interested in knowing everything about them.......

  14. TLMinut profile image58
    TLMinutposted 6 years ago

    It wouldn't have occurred to me to think anything of it but to show the littles, we'd be so quiet and peek at it until it flew away.
    My son however, apparently would take it as a sign of something. Yesterday two ducks, a male and a female, landed in our yard and just stayed there. My son went out and video'd them, then came in and asked me to look up what ducks symbolize. I don't know where he got the idea but he's not the only one judging by this thread. I'll have to tell him about it.

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      poetlorraineposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      so what does seeing two ducks symbolise

      1. TLMinut profile image58
        TLMinutposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Resourcefulness is what it said at every site we checked. One also mentioned escaping enemies. My son wasn't so thrilled anymore unfortunately but they were still wonderful to see squawking around in our yard. He's hoping we'll find eggs.

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    kimberlyslyricsposted 6 years ago

    sorry hun I can't help thinking right away about bird poop landing on me, I know not why

    which grosses me right out

    the my head goes right to this terrifying gross visual

    I can't watch the sky, understand?  I did say sorry xoxoxox


    again, sorry

    Please just hurry past the post, god forbid he should stand up

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      poetlorraineposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      how did he get here, is he a dove

  16. theirishobserver. profile image60
    theirishobserver.posted 6 years ago

    Oh My God, a white dove, where is my camera...this means something...I bet I am going to win the lottery or something..Oh God...what if it means someone is going to die...No.. it must be good luck....where is my camera.....Oh no...wait, Oh its ok.......I thought I had no batteries...but these are good....will I open the window so the glass does not distort the picture....No....if I open the window it will fly away.....I will get as close to the window as possible...maybe even use that button for close up shots....never used it before....Oh my hand is shaking so much I am so excited....Jesuz I hope it means good luck......snap....got it...beautiful picture....I must post it on Hubpages and let everyone see my white dove....its flown off into the sunset now....how peaceful and graceful it looks....good bye little friend.....good bye...

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      poetlorraineposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      you have cemented our friendship, expressions like this are something like what i was looking for, this is my most successful thread i think......... doves are not just pigeons are they?????? please don't tell me they are.

  17. Jerami profile image77
    Jeramiposted 6 years ago

    I have never seen a white dove up close;
      but I have a BIG red headed wood pecker (about 18" tall)
    that sometimes makes a habit of perching on the side of a tree just 9 inches from one of my windows and two red tailed Hawks nesting in an Oak tree in my front yard.
       These and the squirrels and smaller birds always cause me to stop what I am doing and appreciate my situation.

        It is always a good thing when we can take our focus away from ourselves and appreciate the rest of the world. Every bit of it.  Even the fire ants.

    1. Randy Godwin profile image94
      Randy Godwinposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Since I spend the majority of my time outdoors, I get to see many  wonderful creatures living their lives as they have for hundreds of thousands of years.  They never cease to amaze me with their antics!

  18. theirishobserver. profile image60
    theirishobserver.posted 6 years ago

    The most important thing about a white dove is that it is a symbol of Peace and is recognised as such - It is a pigeon but it is also very rare to see a white pigeon/Dove so take what you like from it - I would love to see one on my window smile

  19. lorlie6 profile image84
    lorlie6posted 6 years ago

    What would I think?  If I saw a white dove in such a personal way, I would most probably not think at all, but feel graced by it's presence.  I'm not terribly religious, but such an appearance would certainly be an emotional high!
    I'd wonder which now deceased loved one in my life chose to come to me as such a creature and what they were trying to tell me.
    Magical! smile

  20. I*n*v*i*c*t*u*s profile image61
    I*n*v*i*c*t*u*sposted 6 years ago

    I would think... OMG!!! ...Poet found me.. (Then I'd look outside in every direction to see where your car is staked out) hahahaha

    Seriously, I would feel it was a beautiful sign of luck or a blessing. A beautiful coincidence of non-coincidence.. If you know what I mean.. I would probably want to take a photo as well.

    Irish gave a lovely inter-play of thoughts. I like... very much smile

    Miss you Poet, hopefully I will be back around to play soon.

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    poetlorraineposted 6 years ago

    maybe one day i will find you...... yeah so busy myself too, catch up one day......

    1. Wayne Brown profile image86
      Wayne Brownposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      There are hanging plant baskets on my patio. Due to my laziness, they sometimes hang there all winter waiting for me to replace them in the spring. A few years ago, a pair of doves built a nest in one of them. The mother sat on here eggs there. The basket hung at the corner of the roof eave right over the area of the patio that I would have to pass through in taking care of my pool chores. The mother dove was very dedicated to her task of bringing her babies into this world.  I am sure she was terrified of me yet I could stand within a foot of her at eye level and look into her eyes and she would not move off of those eggs.  We eventually developed a relationship. She realized that I was not going to hurt her or the eggs and I thoroughly enjoyed being near something that was as dedicated as she was to her babies.  One night, a line of thunderstorms moved through the area. The sky was filled with lightning; the winds rushed around the house dipping and diving; water poured from the sky and off the rooftop down onto the patio.  I turned on the patio lights at the height of the storm, worried about the mother dove and her babies (by this time the eggs had hatched). I could see the basket hanging from the roof eave as the wind twisted it and rocked it around. The mother dove was wet but still there covering her young.  She and her babies survived that night and she saw all of them fly from the nest to begin their lives.  For the next three years, she returned to that same spot looking for that familiar basket hanging in that one spot she had chosen to raise her babies. Now you know why I don't take the baskets down until spring.  If you are going to write about a dove, write about the heart of a dove like that one.  Good Luck.  WB

    2. Juelstephen profile image75
      Juelstephenposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      A white dove.
      I too have never seen a flesh and blood white dove.
      I have seen them portrayed and depicted, there likeness presented as subtle prelude to a goodness, of somekind.
      An angel or angels in some cases.

      If truly I ever saw a white dove sitting upon my very own windowsill, I think perhaps I might remain, trying my best not to release even a breath of a whisper, that I would not wish to frieghten it away.

      Maybe I would offer a smile--most certainly my heart would feel humbled.
      It is always humbled, when any of God's creatures, apart from, but not excluding my own, choose to be anywhere near my pressence, at the whim of their choosing.

  22. mquee profile image83
    mqueeposted 6 years ago

    Since as someone stated before, that the dove is a symbol of peace, I would wonder if it was an omen of some type. It would probably drive me up a wall trying to correlate it to some event in my life or to apply it to some world shaking current event.

    1. Ladybythelake55 profile image60
      Ladybythelake55posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Listen to the song "White Bird" by It's A beautiful day and  it might give you some ideas about writing a story about a white dove.  I hope this helps you. If you want to download this song just go to   http:amazon.com and they have it listed under It's A Beautiful Day/White Bird.

  23. Maria Cecilia profile image81
    Maria Ceciliaposted 6 years ago

    my reaction maybe will depend on my moods, but then again since I am feeling like I am in love and inspired lately, a dove on my window will definitely light up my mood more. It could be a sign of another lovely day.

  24. Eric Calderwood profile image82
    Eric Calderwoodposted 6 years ago

    I would study it for as long as possible, watching its movements and noting its behavior.  I love watching wildlife out of windows since many don't seem to be aware of you that way.

  25. Lisa HW profile image82
    Lisa HWposted 6 years ago

    We have a lot of birds where I live, and we have a lot of gray doves; so I think I'd first wonder if it got away from a wedding (or something like that - and I'm not a big fan of how they use doves in weddings).  Then I might just think it was Albino (or something - I know there are white squirrels).  I wouldn't read anything into it.

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    Gracie Sophiaposted 6 years ago

    A cool idea for the beginning of a book or movie. A white dove that flew away from a wedding...interesting. Did the bride want freedom and regret the marriage? Did you miss the true love boat? Did the groom suddenly die of a heart attack?  Is this an omen? What if the dove had a ribbon around it's neck...a red ribbon? What if the person in the house looking at the dove was about to get married and had doubts? Is the dove an omen? What if a black cat chased the white dove away?  What if a dove showed up on the same window sill whenever something good was about to happen to the person? Lots of possibilities!