English poetry

Poems in English

Raw With Love

little dark girl with Kind eyes When it comes time to Use the knife I won’t flinch and I won’t […]

No. 6

I’ll settle for the 6 horse On a rainy afternoon A paper cup of coffee In my hand A little […]

Yes Yes

when God created love he didn’t help most When God created dogs He didn’t help dogs When God created plants […]

Short Order

I took my girlfriend to your last poetry reading, She said. Yes, yes? I asked. She’s young and pretty, she […]

8 Count

from my bed I watch 3 birds On a telephone Wire. One flies Off. Then Another. One is left, Then […]

My Groupie

I read last Saturday in the Redwoods outside of Santa Cruz And I was about 3/4’s finished When I heard […]


a symphony orchestra. There is a thunderstorm, They are playing a Wagner overture And the people leave their seats under […]

The House

They are building a house Half a block down And I sit up here With the shades down Listening to […]

The Sun Weilds Mercy

and the sun weilds mercy But like a jet torch carried to high, And the jets whip across its sight […]


he drank wine all night of the 28th, and he kept thinking of her: The way she walked and talked […]

Oh Yes

there are worse things than Being alone But it often takes decades To realize this And most often When you […]


a girlfriend came in Built me a bed Scrubbed and waxed the kitchen floor Scrubbed the walls Vacuumed Cleaned the […]


not much chance, Completely cut loose from Purpose, He was a young man Riding a bus Through North Carolina On […]

Prayer In Bad Weather

by God, I don’t know what to Do. They’re so nice to have around. They have a way of playing […]

The Worst And The Best

in the hospitals and jails It’s the worst In madhouses It’s the worst In penthouses It’s the worst In skid […]

Like A Flower In The Rain

I cut the middle fingernail of the middle Finger Right hand Real short And I began rubbing along her cunt […]

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