The Maiden Whom I love

by John Lars Zwerenz

John Lars Zwerenz


It is not the fair one,
Ophelia, of whom I long to see;
Neither is she found on Juliet's balcony,
Where purples marry with the scarlet sun.

Lo! -
She is in France now, the maiden whom I love.
She hides from the soft gales of the moonlight:
The siroccos which sail in the Carolingian night.
And she gives her hand to the swallow and the dove.

Her gazes are that of statutes grave,
And her manners are that of an angel's ways.
She wanders by the boundless bays,
Graced by every sea borne wave,
Awaiting a sailor from the western sea: -
None other than the likes of me.

John Lars Zwerenz

Ecstasy And Other 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 November 19, 2015