Your Song

by John Lars Zwerenz

John Lars Zwerenz

The song of your love
Which descends from above,
Is of branches, of leaves,
Gracing cathedrals, where boughs are bent.
It is of flowery, redolent
Victorian eves;
It is of a wistful, splendid, pristine scent.

Your sonata of the crested sea
Calls me like a siren's, enchanting, full of melody;
My soul becomes yours by your sonorous voice.
I am enraptured, captured, without a choice,
By your sable eyes, my princess,
Which hath possessed me so.

In a state of angelic, wondrous grace,
Hither and there, like a breeze I go,
Beneath your battlements, in the wintry snow,
I behold your face,
And your flowing, white dress.
Among the streams and watercress,
As the sallow sun dies,
Among the slender fountains' languorous sighs,
In your courtyard by your bastion,
Where the statues' gazes resemble your own,
With their loving looks, from living stone.

From: 
Elysian Meadows



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ABOUT THE POET ~
John Lars Zwerenz (1969 - ) is an American born poet. He was born and raised on New York's Long Island in 1969 and published his first book of poetry in 2011. After graduating from New York's Queens College with honors in English Letters, Zwerenz quit graduate school in favor of a life of travel and adventure. Most of the verse which made up the bulk of his later published volumes was composed during this period. Zwerenz's poetry, although traditionally romantic in character, differs from his romantic precursors, such as Byron and Keats, in that he prefers literal rhyme rather than metaphoric expression. Much of his earliet published poetry (such as "Selected Poems" 2011) was written in places such as London and Paris. Zwerenz has a very bohemian reputation, and his private life was always fraught with dramatic vissitudes in mood and behavior. Zwerenz is currently the official poetry writer for Emage Magazine, an international arts publication. He now resides in The United States and is in his mid forties. - Rachael Canter


Last updated November 08, 2017