Katharine Lee Bates

Here you will find the Short Poem Pigeon Post of poet Katharine Lee Bates

Pigeon Post

White wing, white wing, 
Lily of the air, 
What word dost bring, 
On whose errand fare?

Red word, red word, 
Snowy plumes abhor. 
I, Christ's own bird, 
Do the work of war.