Nine hundred degrees.
Nothing can live there,
Of acid above.
Why was it name for
the goddess of love?"
The accompanying painting, done with "gouache, collage, and rubber stamps on primed brown paper bags," contains an appropriately colored Venus with landmarks, red hearts, the statue of Venus, and a small question mark.
Each painting is equally delightful, and many have cutouts, previewing previous or following pages.
Visually attractive, entertaining, and informative...what more can one possibly ask from a book of poetry?