by John Lars Zwerenz

John Lars Zwerenz


I am no longer on this earth.
I am beyond the grave.
In paradise, in a glistening enclave,
I see my love, within its gleaming berth.

In heaven I have been engulfed in wine,
For true love inebriates everyone! -
In courtyards fountains rejoice in the sun
To the melodies of breezes, scented with brine.

Death I never tasted. For upon one sacred day,
Praying on my knees, I traversed the night
And awoke immersed in a glorious light,
Absorbed into the bosom of The Lord to stay.

Castles, carriages, pines and hills,
Roses, wondrous enchanting flowers,
Are one with love's eternal bowers -
All filled with the liquors of daffodils.

My immaculate maiden is from Normandy.
Long ago she wept, chilled in the snow,
Upon a baleful archipelago,
Of regal boughs, sobbing by the sea.

Now her fair, white arms sanctify me.
Her illuminated charms are for us alone.
An ivory freshet, and its vine clad stone
Speaks of only ardor, and its symphony.

And the cathedral bells chime
In the infinite spring,
Where all the saints and angels sing,
In this Kingdom devoid of pain and time.

John Lars Zwerenz

New 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 February 25, 2017