The Dark Side of the Moon - Natalie Hough

The Dark Side of the Moon – Natalie Hough

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Artist Notes: This print is titled “The Dark Side of the Moon” and features extinct animals of particular species, including the North African Elephant, the Western Black Rhino and the Passenger Pigeon to name only three.

I wrote this poem to go with the print:

And so the creatures of the former

Squirm and squeeze

Dense in their numbers

Soft in their flesh.

They sit in our darkness

In our folklore

Yet we are told

There is no dark side

Of the moon.

If we are all stardust (to dust)

Then why do I wake

in the night

Looking to the sky

For those missing constellations?