English poetry

Poems in English

Before I Knocked

Before I knocked and flesh let enter, With liquid hands tapped on the womb, I who was as shapeless as […]

Deaths And Entrances

On almost the incendiary eve Of several near deaths, When one at the great least of your best loved And […]

Author’s Prologue

This day winding down now At God speeded summer’s end In the torrent salmon sun, In my seashaken house On […]

I, In My Intricate Image

I I, in my intricate image, stride on two levels, Forged in man’s minerals, the brassy orator Laying my ghost […]

In My Craft Or Sullen Art

In my craft or sullen art Exercised in the still night When only the moon rages And the lovers lie […]

My World Is Pyramid

I Half of the fellow father as he doubles His sea-sucked Adam in the hollow hulk, Half of the fellow […]

Clown In The Moon

My tears are like the quiet drift Of petals from some magic rose; And all my grief flows from the […]

When, Like A Running Grave

When, like a running grave, time tracks you down, Your calm and cuddled is a scythe of hairs, Love in […]

This Side Of The Truth

(for Llewelyn) This side of the truth, You may not see, my son, King of your blue eyes In the […]

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, […]

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