Friday, 11 June 2010

Vibrissa

VIBRISSA

-noun
1. one of the stiff hairs that are located especially about the nostrils or on other parts of the face in many mammals and that often serve as tactile organs
2. one of the bristly feathers near the mouth of many and especially insectivorous birds that may help to prevent the escape of insects


























He’d
Let
Them out
One by one
All his vibrissae
Fanned out around his sleeping face
Reading vibrations from a ghost or a lurking prey.

1 comment:

Adelaide said...

This is really cool. I like the picture. And I never knew what vibrissa meant before... very insightful

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