'Bats' Ultrasound' was the ancestor of a whole sequence of poems of mine called Translations from the Natural World. Bats live in a world of radar beyond our hearing and I wanted to get a sense of that ultrasound so the last six lines of this poem are in English, but they're in bat English.
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