English poetry

Poems in English

Occasional Poems

I Christmas Poem for Nancy Noel, Noel We live and we die Between heaven and hell Between the earth and […]

Late Autumn In Venice

(After Rilke) The city floats no longer like a bait To hook the nimble darting summer days. The glazed and […]

Cambridge, Spring 1937

At last the air fragrant, the bird’s bubbling whistle Succinct in the unknown unsettled trees: O little Charles, beside the […]


I looked toward the movie, the common dream, The he and she in close-ups, nearer than life, And I accepted […]

O Love, Sweet Animal

O Love, dark animal, With your strangeness go Like any freak or clown: Appease tee child in her Because she […]

From The Graveyard By The Sea

(After Valery) This hushed surface where the doves parade Amid the pines vibrates, amid the graves; Here the noon’s justice […]


Is the spider a monster in miniature? His web is a cruel stair, to be sure, Designed artfully, cunningly placed, […]

The Spring

(After Rilke) Spring has returned! Everything has returned! The earth, just like a schoolgirl, memorizes Poems, so many poems. … […]

What Is To Be Given

What is to be given, Is spirit, yet animal, Colored, like heaven, Blue, yellow, beautiful. The blood is checkered by […]

The Sin Of Hamlet

The horns in the harbor booming, vaguely, Fog, forgotten, yesterday, conclusion, Nostalgic, noising dim sorrow, calling To sleep is it? […]

To Helen

(After Valery) O Sea! … ‘Tis I, risen from death once more To hear the waves’ harmonious roar And see […]

Faust In Old Age

“Poet and veteran of childhood, look! See in me the obscene, for you have love, For you have hatred, you, […]

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