Had Eve a mirror in Eden?
Among myrrh, onyx and gold,
did Eve rise as eddied image
out of voluble rivers?
Did she see the serpent's scales
Saturn-ringed in moons and circles,
molted twin beside her own twin in the glass?
Did she see cumbrous clouds of chaos,
phosphors and storms cast out,
pyrite, stars and glittered light,
in her mirror's bronzed waters?
Did she think, tin-cast,
in the mirror would lie her ductile past?
Bright circle, polished wheel, sparkling disk--
had Eve a mirror in Eden?