The Courtyard

by John Lars Zwerenz

John Lars Zwerenz

On tepid evenings, when fountains descend like rain,
Tall, ivory statues glitter in the moon glow,
Amid ancient colonnades, where rivulets flow
To ponds of mystic wines, devoid of any pain.

And when I kiss your lips of the sun
In the shade of russet linden trees,
Our hearts unite, and marry as one
In the azure cradle of the scented breeze.

Then your gaze becomes solemn, grave and still,
As all of our sorrow forever departs.
And your eyes begin to speak with ecstasies,
With angelic tears shed from rapturous seas
Imbuing within our bating hearts
The holy hues of rhapsodies.

Cathedrals in the Rain

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John Lars Zwerenz (1969- ) is an American impressionistic poet. He is considered one of the most important new literary figures in the world, both internationally and in The United States. He has published seven books of poetry, all of which have risen dramatically in price since their original publication. Zwerenz owns a B.A. in English from The City University Of New York At Queens College and has traveled extensively throughout The United States and overseas as a kind of literary wanderer. He has held a bohemian reputation since his youth. Zwerenz's two most recent poetry books, "Ecstasy And Other Poems", released in December of 2016, and "Elysian Meadows", released in February of 2017, have been published by ATLA Publishing, based in The UK. His poems have also appeared prolifically in International Magazines and other anthologies. Zwerenz's poetry is often highly spiritual in nature. His verse almost always adheres to strict, metrical stanzas. He currently resides in The United States, and is 48 years of age., - Rachael Canter

Last updated May 09, 2019