English poetry

Poems in English

To Be Blind

Is it sounds converging, Sounds nearing, Infringement, impingement, Impact, contact With surfaces of the sounds Or surfaces without the sounds: […]

Polyphony In A Cathedral

Music curls In the stone shells Of the arches, and rings Their stone bells. Music lips Each cold groove Of […]

Symphony In Red

Within the church The solemn priests advance, And the sunlight, stained by the heavy windows, Dyes a yet richer red […]

Bells, Pool And Sleep

Bells overbrim with sound And spread from cupolas Out through the shaking air Endless unbreaking circles Cool and clear as […]

Unlyric Love Song

It is time to give that-of-myself which I could not at first: To offer you now at last my least […]

Black Morning Lovesong

In love’s dances, in love’s dances One retreats and one advances, One grows warmer and one colder, One more hesitant, […]

Seaport

Green sea-tarnished copper And sea-tarnished gold Of cupolas. Sea-runnelled streets Channelled by salt air That wears the white stone. The […]

The Man In The Bowler Hat

I am the unnoticed, the unnoticable man: The man who sat on your right in the morning train: The man […]

Discovery

When you are slightly drunk Things are so close, so friendly. The road asks to be walked upon, The road […]

Houses

People who are afraid of themselves Multiply themselves into families And so divide themselves And so become less afraid. People […]

Flight Of Stairs

Stairs fly as straight as hawks; Or else in spirals, curve out of curve, pausing At a ledge to poise […]

Attack On The Ad-Man

This trumpeter of nothingness, employed To keep our reason dull and null and void. This man of wind and froth […]

Betrayal

If a man says half himself in the light, adroit Way a tune shakes into equilibrium, Or approximates to a […]

Music

This shape without space, This pattern without stuff, This stream without dimension Surrounds us, flows through us, But leaves no […]

Night Piece

Climb, claim your shelf-room, far Packed from inquisitive moon And cold contagious stars. Lean out, but look no longer, No […]

Meeting

Dogs take new friends abruptly and by smell, Cats’ meetings are neat, tactual, caressive. Monkeys exchange their fleas before they […]

Cats

Cats no less liquid than their shadows Offer no angles to the wind. They slip, diminished, neat through loopholes Less […]

Black On Black

Serrations of chimneys Stone-black perforate Velvet-black dark. A tree coils in core of darkness. My swinging Hands Incise the night. […]

Empty Room

The clock disserts on punctuation, syntax. The clock’s voice, thin and dry, asserts, repeats. The clock insists: a lecturer demonstrating, […]

June Sick Room

The birds’ shrill fluting Beats on the pink blind, Pierces the pink blind At whose edge fumble the sun’s Fingers […]

Cocoon For A Skeleton

Clothes: to compose The furtive, lone Pillar of bone To some repose. To let hands shirk Utterance behind A pocket’s […]

One Almost Might

Wouldn’t you say, Wouldn’t you say: one day, With a little more time or a little more patience, one might […]

Day Dream

One day people will touch and talk perhaps Easily, And loving be natural as breathing and warm as Sunlight, And […]

Last Word To Childhood

Ice-cold fear has slowly decreased As my bones have grown, my height increased. Though I shiver in snow of dreams, […]

The British

We are a people living in shells and moving Crablike; reticent, awkward, deeply suspicious; Watching the world from a corner […]

Birch Tree

The birch tree in winter Leaning over the secret pool Is Narcissus in love With the slight white branches, The […]

Chaplin

The sun, a heavy spider, spins in the thirsty sky. The wind hides under cactus leaves, in doorway corners. Only […]

Quickstep

Acknowledge the drum’s whisper. Yield to its velvet Nudge. Cut a slow air- Curve. Then dip (hip to hip): Sway, […]

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