She Walks Beyond

by John Lars Zwerenz

John Lars Zwerenz

She walks beyond the vine-clad stone,
In the English shade, to a garden of sun.
Her spirit and her flesh are one;
She walks in peace, to the glade, alone.

There are ebonies which call her
To epiphanies of yellow light.
And when the scented breeze
Through the linden trees stir
She reveals herself as royalty
In the diamond glow of heaven's sight.

And then,
Next to a bench of marble in the garden,
Where statues stand, clad with eglantines,
A fountain rises to the cloudless sky
Rejoicing in her beauty,
With a silver sigh
As her dark eyes gaze upon the sunny vines.

And all the earth is a symphony
As every star sobs with majesty,
Fair and solemn, sacred and of glory;
She walks upon the promenade,
Pondering rapture, and ecstasy
In the melodious bower of the sanctified glade.
Her thoughts are of felicity,
As the lavender sunset touches every rose,
With a summery grace,
Bestowing gold upon her face,
Where she walks in the little garden-close.

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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 October 11, 2017