‘Midnight: The Coyote, Down in the Mouth’ by Tim Seibles
As my regular readers have undoubtedly discerned, I have certain urban animal species on the brain. Rats, raccoons and coyotes, among others, roil the mental waters. In the throes of fascination, I call on science, art and poetry.
An earlier post quoted Stanley Kunitz’s marvelous poem, Raccoon Journal. Today it’s time for coyotes to get lyrical.
I recently came across this reading by Tim Seibles of his poem, Midnight: The Coyote, Down in the Mouth. It’s a wonderful reading, best heard, I think, without the accompanying images. But since I couldn’t find a purely audio version to share, here is the poem, illustrated and animated to within an inch of its life. You don’t have to watch, only listen. And enjoy.2012, Art and Literature, coyotes, In the City, Wildlife/Natural History comment below, or link to this permanent URL from your own site.