English poetry

Poems in English

How Could You Not

for Jane kenyon It is a day after many days of storms. Having been washed and washed, the air glitters; […]

Fergus Falling

He climbed to the top Of one of those million white pines Set out across the emptying pastures Of the […]

Poem Of Night

1 I move my hand over Slopes, falls, lumps of sight, Lashes barely able to be touched, Lips that give […]

St. Francis And The Sow

The bud Stands for all things, Even those things that don’t flower, For everything flowers, from within, of self-blessing; Though […]

The Cellist

At intermission I find her backstage Still practicing the piece coming up next. She calls it the “solo in high […]


On the tidal mud, just before sunset, Dozens of starfishes Were creeping. It was As though the mud were a […]


I eat oatmeal for breakfast. I make it on the hot plate and put skimmed milk on it. I eat […]

Two Seasons

I The stars were wild that summer evening As on the low lake shore stood you and I And every […]


Wait, for now. Distrust everything, if you have to. But trust the hours. Haven’t they Carried you everywhere, up to […]

The Perch

There is a fork in a branch Of an ancient, enormous maple, One of a grove of such trees, Where […]

Blackberry Eating

I love to go out in late September Among the fat, overripe, icy, black blackberries To eat blackberries for breakfast, […]