A WALK IN THE SQUARE
On a stone-paved path, obscured by mist,
Your flesh smells of roses, dew and thyme,
As your cherry-hued lips are softly kissed. -
The breezes here are redolent with rhyme.
Let us bask in the shade,
Where canticles weave
Among an ivory colonnade,
New, matin hymns of you.
In the vast, marble square,
By a brook of Sahara blue,
We shall take in the soft, spring air
Where bending boughs conceive
Slender silhouettes on the sallow field
Which gleam like heaven's gold.
In the fair, ethereal, solemn eve
Your succulent perfections yield
The visual paradise I behold:
Your pristine face, touched by the sun,
And your raven tresses, clasped as one,
In braids which make me tremble and sigh,
Beneath the boundless, russet sky.
John Lars Zwerenz
Crimson Leaves And Other Poems by John Lars Zwerenz
ABOUT THE POET ~
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