Here We Have a Little Bit of Eden
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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.
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