English poetry

Poems in English

The Visitor

In Spanish he whispers there is no time left. It is the sound of scythes arcing in wheat, The ache […]

The Testimony Of Light

Our life is a fire dampened, or a fire shut up in stone. Jacob Boehme, De Incarnatione Verbi Outside everything […]

Elegy

The page opens to snow on a field: boot-holed month, black hour The bottle in your coat half voda half […]

The Colonel

What you have heard is true. I was in his house. His wife carried a tray of coffee and sugar. […]

The Garden Shukkei-en

By way of a vanished bridge we cross this river As a cloud of lifted snow would ascend a mountain. […]

The Morning Baking

Grandma, come back, I forgot How much lard for these rolls Think you can put yourself in the ground Like […]

Poem For Maya

Dipping our bread in oil tins We talked of morning peeling Open our rooms to a moment Of almonds, olives […]