She has always been clever and poor,
especially here off the Yugoslav train
on a crowded platform of dust. Clever was
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?
He's no world traveler, roaming here or there,
But knows the neighboring hills like his right hand.