The Journey of Aeneas

by John Lars Zwerenz

John Lars Zwerenz


As Troy was burning, its scarlet embers
Lighting the dawn, founding a band of troubadours,
A prince sailed on whited waves to western shores,
In a wooden ship, with its tempest loving members.

His cult, like a bower, flourished in the sand;
He created a new, alabaster throne,
Made of colonnades and gardens, where fresh seeds were sown
Of immaculate roses, in a new, Latin land.

Their tall, florid grandeurs framed the grand palace
Made of stately marble, freedom and gold.
Into his empire arrived the virile and the old.

He knighted kings, and drank from each chalice
A mosaic of spirits - of Lavinian's sun,
Defeating young Turnus, and the gods, one by one.

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 November 28, 2015