The Shade

by John Lars Zwerenz

John Lars Zwerenz

Music permeates the late afternoon.
The shade where you walk is bathed in felicity,
In contrast with the setting daylight.
Above the myrtles rises the solitary moon,
With a languishing solemnity,
Preparing for the sacred night.
Your hair, raven and long, frames your fair face,
As all scents combine about your body and dress.
The sighing umbrage is an amorous place,
Where you lean against the bough for a kiss and a caress.
Beneath a cloak of somnolent leaves,
Your beauty commands these autumn eves.
And you leave me speechless as I behold
Your tresses of dusk, your gazes of gold.


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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 June 20, 2016