V. Penelope Pelizzon Poems

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Clever And Poor

She has always been clever and poor,
especially here off the Yugoslav train

on a crowded platform of dust. Clever was

The Mind Descending From Above

What have they to do with love's bleakest shapes,
these radiantly formed and tinted tropic fish
pouting, flirting, veiling themselves with pleated fans,
artfully poised as end-of-season debutantes?

To Vertumnus

He's no world traveler, roaming here or there,
But knows the neighboring hills like his right hand.

--Ovid, Metamorphoses