The texture of sound, a velvety hound
with a Baskerville howl.
A black woven cowl
in the silence of cloisters;
a featureless face of a dream ; out of place.
Sea-urchins and oysters, corals and pearls,
abalone and amber in concentric whorls.
Fern fronds and spore
on a dank forest floor;
Night-jar and owl and a fox on the prowl;
predators and prey inexorable as day.
Hunters and hunted; a baying sound ;