English poetry

Poems in English

Strayed Crab

This is not my home. How did I get so far from water? It must Be over that way somewhere. […]

First Death In Nova Scotia

In the cold, cold parlor My mother laid out Arthur Beneath the chromographs: Edward, Prince of Wales, With Princess Alexandra, […]

O Breath

Beneath that loved and celebrated breast, Silent, bored really blindly veined, Grieves, maybe lives and lets Live, passes bets, Something […]

Sestina

September rain falls on the house. In the failing light, the old grandmother Sits in the kitchen with the child […]

A Miracle For Breakfast

At six o’clock we were waiting for coffee, Waiting for coffee and the charitable crumb That was going to be […]

Squatter’s Children

On the unbreathing sides of hills They play, a specklike girl and boy, Alone, but near a specklike house. The […]

Letter To N. Y

For Louise Crane In your next letter I wish you’d say Where you are going and what you are doing; […]

Manuelzinho

Half squatter, half tenant (no rent)- A sort of inheritance; white, In your thirties now, and supposed To supply me […]

Giant Snail

The rain has stopped. The waterfall will roar like that all Night. I have come out to take a walk […]

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