In "Birds on Elephant", all of the landscape is an allusion, and “we borrow or skim on [it], and our work becomes more fertile.” Each poem in the collection either perches on a great work or a famed poet, or has first words that make a sentence if read downward-as in: Across and Down Frame your memory so I could see it tomorrow. Your place in mine has gone off with the tide. Memory is not quite the warmth that was once on me. So gather the particles and weigh in; it's not too dispersed. I will look up and fly the gossamer of you yesterday. Could you withstand the mind without the frame? See it against the sea. It will elevate with the sun. I'll just diminish tomorrow.