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This sensual quality runs through the collection, and most of the poems are short, written in unrhymed couplets containing some very arresting imagery: 'veins glisten with slippery balm/then I am spilled scatheless from the casing dark/as the river splits itself on a stone;/as the tree swallows a stone/and in greenness continues'.
Now is it meet to shout a glad applause, For brothers, husbands, sons, safe home again; For friends kept scatheless in that wild affray, Give three good ringing cheers with might and main.
With Flit we had come scatheless through Persia, Ibid.