English poetry

Poems in English

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, […]