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 […]

The Skyscraper Loves Night

ONE by one lights of a skyscraper fling their checkering cross work on the velvet gown of night. I believe […]

The Answer

You have spoken the answer. A child searches far sometimes Into the red dust On a dark rose leaf And […]

It Is Much

Women of night life amid the lights Where the line of your full, round throats Matches in gleam the glint […]

Population Drifts

NEW-MOWN hay smell and wind of the plain made her A woman whose ribs had the power of the hills […]

Clark Street Bridge

DUST of the feet And dust of the wheels, Wagons and people going, All day feet and wheels. Now. . […]

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