English poetry

Poems in English

Contraband

The tree of knowledge was the tree of reason. That’s why the taste of it Drove us from Eden. That […]

Wanting The Moon

Not the moon. A flower On the other side of the water. The water sweeps past in flood, Dragging a […]

In Mind

There’s in my mind a woman Of innocence, unadorned but Fair-featured and smelling of Apples or grass. She wears A […]

Pleasures

I like to find What’s not found At once, but lies Within something of another nature, In repose, distinct. Gull […]

Seeing For A Moment

I thought I was growing wings- It was a cocoon. I thought, now is the time to step Into the […]

The Elves

Elves are no smaller Than men, and walk As men do, in this world, But with more grace than most, […]

The Ache Of Marriage

The ache of marriage: Thigh and tongue, beloved, Are heavy with it, It throbs in the teeth We look for […]

The Rainwalkers

An old man whose black face Shines golden-brown as wet pebbles Under the streetlamp, is walking two mongrel dogs of […]

The Well

At sixteen I believed the moonlight Could change me if it would. I moved my head On the pillow, even […]

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