English poetry

Poems in English

Troth with the Dead

The moon is broken in twain, and half a moon Before me lies on the still, pale floor of the […]


A big bud of moon hangs out of the twilight, Star-spiders spinning their thread Hang high suspended, withouten respite Watching […]

Craving for Spring

I wish it were spring in the world. Let it be spring! Come, bubbling, surging tide of sap! Come, rush […]

A Spiritual Woman

Close your eyes, my love, let me make you blind; They have taught you to see Only a mean arithmetic […]

A Baby Asleep after Pain

As a drenched, drowned bee Hangs numb and heavy from a bending flower, So clings to me My baby, her […]

The Gods! The Gods!

People were bathing and posturing themselves on the beach, And all was dreary, great robot limbs, robot breasts, Robot voices, […]

Brother and Sister

The shorn moon trembling indistinct on her path, Frail as a scar upon the pale blue sky, Draws towards the […]

Scent of Irises

A faint, sickening scent of irises Persists all morning. Here in a jar on the table A fine proud spike […]

A Baby Running Barefoot

When the bare feet of the baby beat across the grass The little white feet nod like white flowers in […]


When along the pavement, Palpitating flames of life, People flicker round me, I forget my bereavement, The gap in the […]


Too far away, oh love, I know, To save me from this haunted road, Whose lofty roses break and blow […]

Whales Weep Not!

They say the sea is cold, but the sea contains The hottest blood of all, and the wildest, the most […]


Butterfly, the wind blows sea-ward, strong beyond the garden-wall! Butterfly, why do you settle on my shoe, and sip the […]

Dreams Nascent

My world is a painted fresco, where coloured shapes Of old, ineffectual lives linger blurred and warm; An endless tapestry […]

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