My Garden

Michael Peach

I shall invite into my private garden
Only those who are whole – namely unspoilt children
And fulfilled, individuated adults –
And persons who wish to mend their fallen state.
Prometheans (whether atheist or pagan)
Will be barred. For, despite history, they refuse
To see that man’s true place remains the Garden
And that to be Godlike means to show restraint.

10 June 1996

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