A Lady Fair

by John Lars Zwerenz

John Lars Zwerenz

I ventured out one pristine night
Beneath blue stars to a furrow on a hill.
I was one with the rose and the daffodil,
And my steps stirred the grasses in the moonlight.

I came to a garden at the top of the down.
There leafy boughs were scarlet and bent
In the sweet, summer air, so very redolent,
Over ponds in the umbrage, smooth and brown.

An old, iron archway marked the marble square
Which led to a castle, ancient and grand.
On its tower was a balcony, perched high above the land
Where stood a lovely maiden, a lady fair.

She looked at me and smiled with a gaze
That left me transfixed in the sun’s saffron rays.
Then all became still, as our minds did intertwine,
Among the dappled daisies, and the roving of the vine.

John Lars Zwerenz

A Lady Fair And Other Poems by John Lars Zwerenz

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John Lars Zwerenz (1969- ) is an American impressionistic poet. He is considered one of the most important new literary figures in the world, both internationally and in The United States. He has published seven books of poetry, all of which have risen dramatically in price since their original publication. Zwerenz owns a B.A. in English from The City University Of New York At Queens College and has traveled extensively throughout The United States and overseas as a kind of literary wanderer. He has held a bohemian reputation since his youth. Zwerenz's two most recent poetry books, "Ecstasy And Other Poems", released in December of 2016, and "Elysian Meadows", released in February of 2017, have been published by ATLA Publishing, based in The UK. His poems have also appeared prolifically in International Magazines and other anthologies. Zwerenz's poetry is often highly spiritual in nature. His verse almost always adheres to strict, metrical stanzas. He currently resides in The United States, and is 48 years of age., - Rachael Canter

Last updated October 16, 2014