Sunday, 8 March 2009
You tell me we have lost our vespertilian ears.
I watch them busy with their silhouettes
making soundscapes that echo
around endless space getting fainter by halves.
Bats are lucky in Poland
but they still cannot hear them there.
And it is not only there
that people angle boxes lowering batspeak
from clicks to whistles. Everywhere
there is loss and nostalgia for a half-heard sound
I am sure I can still hear. I close my eyes
against your claim. I have no proof.