Rarely

It is not that it is too good to be true,

but that it defies all conventional

modes of characterization.

The extraordinary is yet believable –

a reality distinguished from all others.

Within its walls, in every space and corner,

and outside its doors and windows, a

flourishing enchantment astonishes,

surrendering itself to the takers.

A new vigour, a new intensity, an ardour;

shapes, lines, and textures uncommon;

colours unseen; allusions by the thousands

weightless, which need to be given reality.