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In  secret gardens

amid  coiled serpents,

shimmering snakes

wind wreaths of vines,

thyme, and coriander

garland for her hair

glows in the glimmer

of forgiving stars.

Longing for salt wind and

fire wheels of islands

whispers of desire summon

her there.

In that moment of yearning,

banished from the garden,

she discovers the penance

of loneliness.

Milton’s Paradise Lost