"Night Vowels" by Kelly Cherry
Sigh of wind that clouds the moon.
Shriek of an eagle, cry of a loon
threading through fog.
The throaty frog.
Squeal of a mouse
the black cat drags back to the house.
And is that you I hear, weeping
while the rest are sleeping?
O, O, O, O, O
u, u, u.
Per Contra Summer 2007