by John Lars Zwerenz

John Lars Zwerenz

Dying as a nervous wreck
Is not the way to go.
I will not quiver at the quake of death.
I will ascend as a ship from a joyful deck.
I will leap into the azure freshet
Where the gleeful waters flow.
And my final, victorious breath
Shall be bravely met
With a merited bravado
Borne from decades of grief.
Yes, a glorious death is my crowning relief!
So why should I be afraid? -
The soul goes where it goes.
The stream rises where it flows.
And the spirit ascends as the body is laid!

Poems by John Lars Zwerenz

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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 June 20, 2016