English poetry

Poems in English

Clowns' Houses

BENEATH the flat and paper sky The sun, a demon’s eye, Glowed through the air, that mask of glass; All […]


JANE, Jane, Tall as a crane, The morning light creaks down again; Comb your cockscomb-ragged hair, Jane, Jane, come down […]

Came the Great Popinjay

CAME the great Popinjay Smelling his nosegay: In cages like grots The birds sang gavottes. ‘Herodiade’s flea Was named sweet […]

By The Lake

ACROSS the flat and the pastel snow Two people go. . . . ‘And do you remember When last we […]

Still Falls the Rain

Still falls the Rain – Dark as the world of man, black as our loss – Blind as the nineteen […]

Bells Of Gray Crystal

Bells of gray crystal Break on each bough The swans’ breath will mist all The cold airs now. Like tall […]

Four in the Morning

Cried the navy-blue ghost Of Mr. Belaker The allegro Negro cocktail-shaker, “Why did the cock crow, Why am I lost, […]

The Fan

LOVELY Semiramis Closes her slanting eyes: Dead is she long ago. From her fan, sliding slow, Parrot-bright fire’s feathers, Gilded […]

When Cold December

WHEN cold December Froze to grisamber The jangling bells on the sweet rose-trees Then fading slow And furred is the […]