Here’s to Vowels! Posted on November 20, 2022 by artsyletters Reply From a 19th-Century copy of CROWN JEWELS (or Gems of Literature, Art, and Music …) compiled by Henry Davenport Northrop and published by Pennsylvania Publishing Company in 1887, I plucked this wee riddle poem by Jonathan Swift (1667-1745), then gave it the artsyletters mini collage treatment. On the Vowels by Jonathan Swift We are little airy creatures, All of different voice and features:One of us in glass is set, One of us you’ll find in jet; T’other you may see in tin, And the fourth a box within; If the fifth you should pursue, It can never fly from you. I thought those “little airy creatures” would pair well with some old lace! Though the blocky midcentury brass letters are anything but airy, I suppose – so here’s to a little contrast! You can find this 4X6 mini shadowbox collage here.