two turtle doves
Turtle Doves Symbolize True Love
There’s a strong symbolic link between Turtle Doves and lovers. Because mated pairs stay together over many years, and possibly for life, the birds were long associated with love and faithfulness. An early reference is made to them in the famous “Song of Songs” of the Old Testament, one of the oldest and best known love poems: “My beloved spake, and said unto me, Rise up, my love, my fair one, and come away. For, lo, the winter is past, the rain is over and gone; The flowers appear on the earth; the time of the singing of birds is come, and the voice of the turtle is heard in our land” (Song Sol 2:10-12 King James).