English poetry

Poems in English

In Memory of Jane Fraser

When snow like sheep lay in the fold And wind went begging at each door, And the far hills were […]

Mercian Hymns I

King of the perennial holly-groves, the riven sandstone: overlord of the M5: architect of the historic rampart and ditch, the […]

Mercian Hymns VII

Gasholders, russet among fields. Milldams, marlpools that lay Unstirring. Eel-swarms. Coagulations of frogs: once, with branches and Half-bricks, he battered […]

September Song

born 19.6.32 – deported 24.9.42 Undesirable you may have been, untouchable You were not. Not forgotten Or passed over at […]

Mercian Hymns XXV

Brooding on the eightieth letter of Fors Clavigera, I speak this in Memory of my grandmother, whose childhood and prime […]

Mercian Hymns XVII

He drove at evening through the hushed Vosges. The car radio, Glimmering, received broken utterance from the horizon of storms… […]