Here We Have a Little Bit of Eden

Music: Aria Variata, BVW989, Variation #1.
by Johann Sebastian Bach.
Performed by Brendan Kinsella at the Free Music Archive
under a Copyright-Only Dedication license.

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Here we have a little bit of Eden,
An innocence deliberately detained.
Praised be love, that holds the heel of heaven,
Preserving what would else escape from pain,
Yet now renews the heart again, again.

For love depends upon a tended garden
Older than the myth of Adam's fall.
Underneath the usual confusion,
Resisting the implacable illusion
That makes of love a dream beyond recall,
Here it lives within the garden wall.

Copyright by Nicholas Gordon



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