Paper-Whites for Lady Jane
Hardback and Paperback: 74 pp.
Price: $18.95, $12.50
This sequel to Forever, for Now follows the second year of a romance between two middle-aged lovers, mixing erotic poems with those depicting memorable events they share (attending symphonies, going to the zoo, gardening, listening to jazz, traveling and sightseeing, celebrating holidays) as they journey from passion to the deepening, mellowing affection and intimacy of their new life together. Their growing love is highlighted by a gentle sensuousness, perhaps uncommon to many of us today, that is symbolized by the story’s pervasive paper-whites, an exotically scented variety of narcissus, to which the pair devotedly tend.
This exquisite masterpiece of modern poetry, a product of genuine talent, provides hope for the future by renewing our faith in mankind. Remember Brodsky, for sure!
— Denys Viat, author of Les Amoreaux du Printemps and Un Monde en Marge
Breathing Eye to Eye
After the newness has passed,
Just as we've done, my affectionate lady,