What is the description of Calypso's home that appeals to each of the five senses?

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Calypso lives in a great cave on the island. A great fire burns on the hearth. The fire causes a fragrance of cedar and juniper as each type of wood burns.

At the loom, while weaving with a golden shuttle, Calypso sings sweetly. All around the cave grows "luxuriant wood, alder and poplar and sweet-smelling cypress." Birds with long wings live in the trees. Owls and falcons and sea-crows create nests in the "luxuriant" trees.

A trailing garden vine with rich, lush clusters runs along the hollow of the cave. Four fountains flow bright water. Soft meadows of violets and parsley bloom.

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