To A Dark Eyed Lady

John Lars Zwerenz

To A Dark Eyed Lady

I ventured out in the dew at dawn,
To the florid countryside,
Walking on an emerald lawn,
Dreaming of a youthful bride.

There brooks of blue,
Lit by the sun,
Ran flowing through
Gardens and glades.
One by one,
In the scented boon
Of amaranthine shades,
I discovered at noon: -
Forested promenades!

I came upon a marble square,
Where a princess roved, with sable hair!
(She was dressed in ancient style.)
There were rhapsodies in her diamond eyes,
And moonbeams in her smile.

Then the rays of the amber sunlight,
Ascended with a redolent breeze,
As our empassioned sighs
Reached their flowery height
In the canticles of the turquoise skies,
In the cello of our ecstasies.

John Lars Zwerenz

From: 
New Poems by John Lars Zwerenz



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ABOUT THE POET ~
John Lars Zwerenz (1969 - ) is an American born poet. He was born and raised on New York's Long Island in 1969 and published his first book of poetry in 2011. After graduating from New York's Queens College with honors in English Letters, Zwerenz quit graduate school in favor of a life of travel and adventure. Most of the verse which made up the bulk of his later published volumes was composed during this period. Zwerenz's poetry, although traditionally romantic in character, differs from his romantic precursors, such as Byron and Keats, in that he prefers literal rhyme rather than metaphoric expression. Much of his earliet published poetry (such as "Selected Poems" 2011) was written in places such as London and Paris. Zwerenz has a very bohemian reputation, and his private life was always fraught with dramatic vissitudes in mood and behavior. Zwerenz is currently the official poetry writer for Emage Magazine, an international arts publication. He now resides in The United States and is in his mid forties. - Rachael Canter

Last updated March 12, 2017