Posted by: Ron DuBour | March 5, 2016

Old San Juan~by Paul F. Lenzi



Old San Juan


“Houses of Old San Juan” by Zaira Dzhaubaeva

colonial cobblestones
tropical centuries
echo through narrow
immaculate pathways
adorned with bright
colorful row-houses
highly preserved pastel
balconied buildings
evoking the genuine joy
warmly poured from
affectionate Latino hearts

a fortified city whose
relics of war were
converted to peace and
prosperity features of
martial utility turned
to the tourist and native
as places for picnics
for lovers to stroll
hand in hand in the
chaperone rays of an
ever hospitable sun

here is music for dancing
the moon to its slumber
cantinas where red wine
and rum start the heart
and suppress inhibitions
a place to revive weary
spirit indulge the desire
for rudiment paradise
island adjacent to island
proud placed in pristine
blue-green sentient sea


  1. thank you for sharing my poem with your readers

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