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 […]


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; […]


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 […]

The Fish

I caught a tremendous fish And held him beside the boat Half out of water, with my hook Fast in […]

The Unbeliever

He sleeps on the top of a mast. – Bunyan He sleeps on the top of a mast With his […]

Visits To St. Elizabeths

This is the house of Bedlam. This is the man That lies in the house of Bedlam. This is the […]

At The Fishhouses

Although it is a cold evening, Down by one of the fishhouses An old man sits netting, His net, in […]


The state with the prettiest name, The state that floats in brackish water, Held together by mangrave roots That bear […]

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