English poetry

Poems in English

In 200 B. C

“Alexander son of Philip, and the Greeks except the Lacedaemonians “ We can very well imagine That they were utterly […]

On An Italian Shore

Kimos, son of Menedoros, a young Greek-Italian, Devotes his life to amusing himself, Like most young men in Greater Greece […]

Half An Hour

I never had you, nor will I ever have you I suppose. A few words, an approach As in the […]


The days of our future stand in front of us Like a row of little lit candles Golden, warm, and […]


I do not question whether I am happy or unhappy. Yet there is one thing that I keep gladly in […]

Hidden Things

Let them not seek to discover who I was From all that I have done and said. An obstacle was […]


The poet Phernazis is composing The important part of his epic poem. How Darius, son of Hystaspes, Assumed the kingdom […]


One monotonous day is followed By another monotonous, identical day. The same Things will happen, they will happen again The […]

One Of Their Gods

When one of them passed through the market place Of Seleucia, toward the hour that night falls As a tall […]


It goes on being Alexandria still. Just walk a bit Along the straight road that ends at the Hippodrome And […]

So Much I Gazed

So much I gazed on beauty, That my vision is replete with it. Contours of the body. Red lips. Voluptuous […]

In Church

I love the church: its labara, Its silver vessels, its candleholders, The lights, the ikons, the pulpit. Whenever I go […]

Priest At The Serapeum

My dear old father, Who always loved me the same; My dear old father I lament Who died the day […]

The Bandaged Shoulder

He said that he had hurt himself on a wall or that he had fallen. But there was probably another […]

Of The Shop

He wrapped them carefully, neatly In costly green silk. Roses of ruby, lilies of pearl, Violets of amethyst. As he […]

He Came To Read

He came to read. Two or three books Are open; historians and poets. But he only read for ten minutes, […]

Nero’s Term

Nero was not worried when he heard The prophecy of the Delphic Oracle. “Let him fear the seventy three years.” […]


On an ebony bed decorated With coral eagles, sound asleep lies Nero unconscious, quiet, and blissful; Thriving in the vigor […]


The sea took a sailor to its depths. His mother, unsuspecting, goes and lights A tall candle before the Virgin […]

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