English poetry

Poems in English

Lie Still, Sleep Becalmed

Lie still, sleep becalmed, sufferer with the wound In the throat, burning and turning. All night afloat On the silent […]

How Shall My Animal

How shall my animal Whose wizard shape I trace in the cavernous skull, Vessel of abscesses and exultation’s shell, Endure […]

I Dreamed My Genesis

I dreamed my genesis in sweat of sleep, breaking Through the rotating shell, strong As motor muscle on the drill, […]


When I was a windy boy and a bit And the black spit of the chapel fold, (Sighed the old […]

Love In The Asylum

A stranger has come To share my room in the house not right in the head, A girl mad as […]


Too proud to die; broken and blind he died The darkest way, and did not turn away, A cold kind […]

Should Lanterns Shine

Should lanterns shine, the holy face, Caught in an octagon of unaccustomed light, Would wither up, an any boy of […]

Incarnate Devil

Incarnate devil in a talking snake, The central plains of Asia in his garden, In shaping-time the circle stung awake, […]

To-Day, This Insect

To-day, this insect, and the world I breathe, Now that my symbols have outelbowed space, Time at the city spectacles, […]

On No Work Of Words

On no work of words now for three lean months in the bloody Belly of the rich year and the […]

Then Was My Neophyte

Then was my neophyte, Child in white blood bent on its knees Under the bell of rocks, Ducked in the […]


Now Say nay, Man dry man, Dry lover mine The deadrock base and blow the flowered anchor, Should he, for […]

Twenty-Four Years

Twenty-four years remind the tears of my eyes. (Bury the dead for fear that they walk to the grave in […]

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