So I recently finished reading Queen of Dreams by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni and here's the first page from this gorgeous novel...if you haven't read it yet, you've missed out on something...grab it and have a go!
'FROM THE DREAM JOURNALS
Last night the snake came to me.
I was surprised, though little surprises me nowadays.
He was more beautiful than I remembered. His plated green skin shone like rainwater on banana plants in the garden plot we used to tend behind the dream caves.