After Advent It’s as if the world has gradually Succumbed and fallen asleep, Comforted by the still-tongued Psalms of falling snow. Each flake Ushered in perfect pitch in dusk-soft Diminuendo and settling upon the Garden bench like a corporal cloth. Lean cypresses, adorned in chasubles Of crusted ice, stand in cold comportment, Dispersing soot-white mists between Their overlapping boughs like incense While we wait for antiphonal winds to Raise, in easeful bearing, our poor offertory Of moon towards a monochromatic heaven.
A life-long resident of Connecticut, John Muro is a graduate of Trinity College. He has also earned advanced degrees from Wesleyan University and the University of Connecticut. His professional career has been dedicated to environmental stewardship and conservation, and he has held several executive and volunteer positions in those fields. Over the past year, John has had the good fortune to dedicate more time to his life-long passion for poetry. His first volume of poems, In the Lilac Hour, was published by Antrim House in October of 2020 and is available on Amazon. His work has also recently appeared or will soon appear in Amethyst Review, First Literary Review-East, Plum Tree Tavern, Freshwater Clementine Unbound, The Trouvaille Review and elsewhere.