English poetry

Poems in English

Heights Of Folly

O crows circling over my head and cawing! I admit to being, at times, Suddenly, and without the slightest warning, […]

Poem Without A Title

I say to the lead Why did you let yourself Be cast into a bullet? Have you forgotten the alchemists? […]

Against Winter

The truth is dark under your eyelids. What are you going to do about it? The birds are silent; there’s […]

Inner Man

It isn’t the body That’s a stranger. It’s someone else. We poke the same Ugly mug At the world. When […]

Private Eye

To find clues where there are none, That’s my job now, I said to the Dictionary on my desk. The […]

The Initiate

St. John of the Cross wore dark glasses As he passed me on the street. St. Theresa of Avila, beautiful […]


Dismembered angel In whose heart the earth is still on fire, The moon still has not been split-off; Here is […]

To The One Upstairs

Boss of all bosses of the universe. Mr. know-it-all, wheeler-dealer, wire-puller, And whatever else you’re good at. Go ahead, shuffle […]

Clouds Gathering

It seemed the kind of life we wanted. Wild strawberries and cream in the morning. Sunlight in every room. The […]

Hotel Insomnia

I liked my little hole, Its window facing a brick wall. Next door there was a piano. A few evenings […]

Read Your Fate

A world’s disappearing. Little street, You were too narrow, Too much in the shade already. You had only one dog, […]

Mummy's Curse

Befriending an eccentric young woman The sole resident of a secluded Victorian mansion. She takes long walks in the evening […]

Country Fair

for Hayden Carruth If you didn’t see the six-legged dog, It doesn’t matter. We did, and he mostly lay in […]

The White Room

The obvious is difficult To prove. Many prefer The hidden. I did, too. I listened to the trees. They had […]

How To Psalmodize

1. The Poet Someone awake when others are sleeping, Asleep when others are awake. An illiterate who signs everything with […]

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