English poetry

Poems in English

The Seed-At-Zero

The seed-at-zero shall not storm That town of ghosts, the trodden womb, With her rampart to his tapping, No god-in-hero […]

O Make Me A Mask

O make me a mask and a wall to shut from your spies Of the sharp, enamelled eyes and the […]

Poem In October

It was my thirtieth year to heaven Woke to my hearing from harbour and neighbour wood And the mussel pooled […]

My Hero Bares His Nerves

My hero bares his nerves along my wrist That rules from wrist to shoulder, Unpacks the head that, like a […]

I See The Boys Of Summer

I I see the boys of summer in their ruin Lay the gold tithings barren, Setting no store by harvest, […]

Ears In The Turrets Hear

Ears in the turrets hear Hands grumble on the door, Eyes in the gables see The fingers at the locks. […]

I Have Longed To Move Away

I have longed to move away From the hissing of the spent lie And the old terrors’ continual cry Growing […]

Our Eunuch Dreams

I Our eunuch dreams, all seedless in the light, Of light and love the tempers of the heart, Whack their […]

January 1939

Because the pleasure-bird whistles after the hot wires, Shall the blind horse sing sweeter? Convenient bird and beast lie lodged […]

Was There A Time

Was there a time when dancers with their fiddles In children’s circuses could stay their troubles? There was a time […]

I Fellowed Sleep

I fellowed sleep who kissed me in the brain, Let fall the tear of time; the sleeper’s eye, Shifting to […]

Foster The Light

Foster the light nor veil the manshaped moon, Nor weather winds that blow not down the bone, But strip the […]

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 […]

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