Note: Joseph Charles MacKenzie would like to offer a 25% discount on the first edition hardcover of Sonnets for Christ the King to his fellow poets and readers of the Society of Classical Poets, in gratitude for their many edifying comments. Just click here or on the book cover image to order the book direct from publisher and apply Coupon Code CLASSICAL POETS at checkout. The coupon is good through July 4, 2018. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v0C8VsHJs9AI XXVII: For Elizabeth As kindly cottonwoods around us rise, Entwining wistful melodies of green, We walk beneath our shade-entangled skies Through gothic vaulting, hand in hand, unseen. Through autumn’s latticework of wind-chime leaves A sowing sun casts broad its final rays. Soft evening bundles all our cares in sheaves As we set forth upon our path of days. I am the bosque, thou the breeze, Along the Rio Grande’s storied stream. Thou art the light, and I the trees, And our enchanted path a waking dream. Time’s river these, our days, shall not erase, Beneath the God-made bridge of our embrace. Joseph Charles MacKenzie is a traditional lyric poet, the only American to have won Scottish International Poetry Competition. His poetry has appeared in The New York Times, The Scotsman (Edinburgh), The Independent (London), US News and World Report, Google News, and many other outlets. He writes primarily for the Society of Classical Poets (New York) and Trinacria (New York). MacKenzie has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize.