The cherubim descended
Milton, Paradise Lost, Book XII, 628
We walked away and the angels sang,
As we wandered, knowing our woe
Was yet to pursue us further still,
And the angels would aid us no more.
Behind, the cherubim descended;
Before, eternity awaits.
This is the penultimate poem based on Paradise Lost. Next time, expect much slush in this posting. The angels descend to secure Eden, and Adam and Eve must leave – and so, soon, must I.
The Hapless Neo-Romantic