Vertues Viyces Vernos 32 Picture
Amiravalum also shares with Indigredin his love for mythology. He brings out his favorite, heavy old book of myths, and they look at it together. One by one, they go through the names of deities, elementals, beast, and mythical lands. Yet, something special stands out to Indi. It's a poem Amira has marked out on one of the pages. Indi ask Amira,
“This poem. You like it?”
“I don’t know why, but I do.” Amira expresses, “It seems so out of place though. And look, the pages are gone that follow it. This poem is like a clue of some sort.”
“Really? Would you read it to me?” Indi ask. Amira smiles,
“But of course.”
An isle made to look barren by the fog,
Is where I long to live.
See beyond the billowing mask,
The unsullied silhouette of beauty.
Traverse a daunting sea,
If only to graze its supple shores
The day I am emancipated
I disappear beyond the fog
Make love in the dunes of paradise
My soul will expire in peace
Indigredin ask of Amira, “V.V.? Amira, do you understand who that is?” Amira shakes his head. He has tried researching the origins of this poem, but hasn’t turned up anything.
“No. I wish I did. But you’re smart. Do you know?” Indigredin sighs,
“No, not I.”
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