John Lars Zwerenz

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John Lars Zwerenz
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John Lars Zwerenz (1969-) is an American journalist,
poet and writer known for his romantic,
impressionistic and mystical works. He
owns a Bachelor's Degree in English from
Queens College at The City University
of New York, but at the age of 24 he left
his graduate studies in order to travel and
write poetry. His writings are deeply spiritual in subject matter and tone. Much of his verse employs transcendental language and is rich in meaning and musicality. Eternal Verse, (2013) widely lauded as a poetic masterpiece takes the reader on an astounding journey through the beautific realms of paradise. It has just been published by Xlibris of Simon ... more »

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  • ''Poetry devoid of music is life devoid of air.''
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  • ''It is in the sacred realm of ethereal silences where secrets are revealed.''
    John Lars Zwerenz
  • ''Air, food, shelter, clothing and water are the means of life. Yet, next to the love of God and others, it is art that we live for.''
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Purgatory

PURGATORY

I went down into Sheol, where all my bones
Were numbered like knots of whited rope;
All of them were broken; Bereft of all hope,
In blackness I had awoken to a sky devoid of tones,
To a sigh deprived of light.
Yet in the dire dark of that good, sacred night,
Faith beyond faith sustained my flight
Through ghastly veils,
And starless pales,
Where shadows mocked my desperate plight.
Then came the gold and regal dawn,
As I raised my hands, tortured in torment,
Upon an emerald, icy, dewy lawn,
Hoping for the sun of noon,
When ...

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