Posted by: Ron DuBour | April 12, 2016

Murano~by Paul F. Lenzi





“Murano, Italy” by Iveta Autratova

islets of glass

gently rise from

a princely lagoon

home to history

renaissance artisans

sworn to the arcane

secrets of guild

capture the light

that bathes Venice

at sunrise and sunset

in crystalline forms

fluid chemistry

breathing with fire

that borders on magic

evoking organic

svelte contours

infused with

remarkable purity

unsurpassed clarity

leitmotifs hearken

aristocrat tastes

floral bisque appliqués

enamel jeweled scenes

in a delicate filigree

ruby red stemware

preciously chased in

the richly laid gilt

of the goldsmith

here in this vibrant

quaint precinct of

Mare Adriaticum

sumptuous products

emerge from ten

centuries given to

most humble industry

products to please

the aesthetical senses

of practical beauty

prized by the world


Murano Glass Blowing


  1. thank you for sharing my poem with your readers

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