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Loon Calling

A 6-color reduction linocut
12" x 6" print size
14" x 8" paper size
Hand printed on BFK Rives paper
Edition: 15
Sold unframed
Price includes shipping within the U.S.


The first loon calls from Belfast Bay
after the dark season of silence.

His thin wail rises from the water,
bisects the rocky shore, traverses the street, 

crescendos at my house. Where are yooooou? 
he asks. Where are yooooou? 

He has molted out of gray winter garb, 
shimmied into prenuptial finery–elegant 

in black & white, eyes gleaming red
in the gloaming. He throws back

his head, opens his throat, 
releases his longing— 

 unwavering          urgent.
I’m here! I answer. I’m here!

Leslie Moore

Littoral Books, 2023