English poetry

Poems in English

In Back Of The Real

railroad yard in San Jose I wandered desolate In front of a tank factory and sat on a bench Near […]

Footnote To Howl

Holy! Holy! Holy! Holy! Holy! Holy! Holy! Holy! Holy! Holy! Holy! Holy! Holy! Holy! Holy! The world is holy! The […]

Kissass

Kissass is the Part of Peace America will have to Kissass Mother Earth Whites have to Kissass Blacks, for Peace […]

Howl

For Carl Solomon I I saw the best minds of my generation destroyed by madness, starving hysterical naked, Dragging themselves […]

Those Two

That tree said I don’t like that white car under me, it smells gasoline That other tree next to it […]

When The Light Appears

Lento You’ll bare your bones you’ll grow you’ll pray you’ll only know When the light appears, boy, when the light […]

The Lion For Real

“Soyez muette pour moi, Idole contemplative…” I came home and found a lion in my living room Rushed out on […]

Death & Fame

When I die I don’t care what happens to my body Throw ashes in the air, scatter ’em in East […]

Psalm IV

Now I’ll record my secret vision, impossible sight of the face of God: It was no dream, I lay broad […]

Refrain

The air is dark, the night is sad, I lie sleepless and I groan. Nobody cares when a man goes […]

Cosmopolitan Greetings

To Struga Festival Golden Wreath Laureates & International Bards 1986 Stand up against governments, against God. Stay irresponsible. Say only […]

Please Master

Please master can I touch your cheeck Please master can I kneel at your feet Please master can I loosen […]

Sphincter

I hope my good old asshole holds out 60 years it’s been mostly OK Tho in Bolivia a fissure operation […]

Nagasaki Days

I A Pleasant Afternoon for Michael Brownstein and Dick Gallup One day 3 poets and 60 ears sat under a […]

Haiku (Never Published)

Drinking my tea Without sugar- No difference. The sparrow shits upside down ah! my brain & eggs Mayan head in […]

CIA Dope Calypso

In nineteen hundred forty-nine China was won by Mao Tse-tung Chiang Kai-shek’s army ran away They were waiting there in […]

Song

The weight of the world is love. Under the burden of solitude, Under the burden of dissatisfaction the weight, The […]

September On Jessore Road

Millions of babies watching the skies Bellies swollen, with big round eyes On Jessore Road long bamboo huts Noplace to […]

Plutonian Ode

I What new element before us unborn in nature? Is there a new thing under the Sun? At last inquisitive […]

Sunflower Sutra

I walked on the banks of the tincan banana dock and sat down under the huge shade of a Southern […]

Five A. M

Elan that lifts me above the clouds Into pure space, timeless, yea eternal Breath transmuted into words Transmuted back to […]

America

America I’ve given you all and now I’m nothing. America two dollars and twentyseven cents January 17, 1956. I can’t […]

War Profit Litany

To Ezra Pound These are the names of the companies that have made money from this war Nineteenhundredsixtyeight Annodomini fourthousand […]

Crossing Nation

Under silver wing San Francisco’s towers sprouting thru thin gas clouds, Tamalpais black-breasted above Pacific azure Berkeley hills pine-covered below […]

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