In the palaces of old

In the smallest castle there

A woman lives

A lady fair


In her secret garden

Tucked away

From the rest of the world

That has started to fray


She spins a web of mist

Serenely caring

For her snakes and roses

That the garden is sharing


Golden sunshine

Is her mane

And calm eyes of green

Are not quite sane


Veiled in mystery,

She exists

To bring harmony

To this hidden world


The Snake Lady of the Rose Garden