English poetry

Poems in English

The Monument

Now can you see the monument? It is of wood Built somewhat like a box. No. Built Like several boxes […]

A Prodigal

The brown enormous odor he lived by Was too close, with its breathing and thick hair, For him to judge. […]


The tumult in the heart Keeps asking questions. And then it stops and undertakes to answer In the same tone […]

Lullaby For The Cat

Minnow, go to sleep and dream, Close your great big eyes; Round your bed Events prepare The pleasantest surprise. Darling […]

Sonnet (1979)

Caught the bubble In the spirit level, A creature divided; And the compass needle Wobbling and wavering, Undecided. Freed the […]

The Moose

From narrow provinces Of fish and bread and tea, Home of the long tides Where the bay leaves the sea […]


The moon in the bureau mirror Looks out a million miles (and perhaps with pride, at herself, But she never, […]


Love’s the boy stood on the burning deck Trying to recite “The boy stood on The burning deck.” Love’s the […]

Exchanging Hats

Unfunny uncles who insist In trying on a lady’s hat, oh, even if the joke falls flat, We share your […]

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