Lloyd Schwartz

(1941 / Brooklyn, New York)

Lloyd Schwartz Poems

1. To My Oldest Friens, Whose Silence Is Like A Death 2/27/2014
2. A True Poem 2/27/2014
3. Six Words 2/27/2014
4. Leaves 2/27/2014
5. Nostalgia (The Lake At Night) 11/24/2014
Best Poem of Lloyd Schwartz

Nostalgia (The Lake At Night)

The black water.
Lights dotting the entire perimeter.
Their shaky reflections.
The dark tree line.
The plap-plapping of water around the pier.
Creaking boats.
The creaking pier.
Voices in conversation, in discussion—two men, adults—serious inflections
(the words themselves just out of reach).
A rusty screen-door spring, then the door swinging shut.
Footsteps on a porch, the scrape of a wooden chair.
Footsteps shuffling through sand, animated youthful voices (how many?)— distinct, disappearing.
A sudden guffaw; some giggles; a woman's—no, a young ...

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