Halme probes at a variety of human relationships. A couple seems to appear in almost every poem, though not always romantically inclined. Even when the relationship is clearly intimate, Halme never overbears her reader with melodrama, but rather intensifies the experience by not stating the obvious. Or perhaps she states the obvious, but does so elegantly. “Corn segues like greening shades of thought/and girls/are taught to pull the drooping silk and so untie the creamy ears’ alleged concupiscence.” Within this language a delicious sensual, sexuality undulates.