English poetry

Poems in English

Hemlock and Cedar

THIN sheets of blue smoke among white slabs… near the shingle mill… winter morning. Falling of a dry leaf might […]


PILE the bodies high at Austerlitz and Waterloo. Shovel them under and let me work- I am the grass; I […]


FASTEN black eyes on me. I ask nothing of you under the peach trees, Fasten your black eyes in my […]

A Coin

YOUR western heads here cast on money, You are the two that fade away together, Partners in the mist. Lunging […]


CLOWNS DYINGFIVE circus clowns dying this year, morning newspapers told their lives, how each one horizontal in a last gesture […]


THE KNEES of this proud woman Are bone. The elbows of this proud woman Are bone. The summer-white stars and […]


NEITHER rose leaves gathered in a jar-respectably in Boston-these-nor drops of Christ blood for a chalice-decently in Philadelphia or Baltimore. […]


I AM riding on a limited express, one of the crack trains Of the nation. Hurtling across the prairie into […]

Three Ghosts

THREE tailors of Tooley Street wrote: We, the People. The names are forgotten. It is a joke in ghosts. Cutters […]

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