English poetry

Poems in English

The Crazy Woman

I shall not sing a May song. A May song should be gay. I’ll wait until November And sing a […]

A Sunset of the City

Already I am no longer looked at with lechery or love. My daughters and sons have put me away with […]

The Lovers of the Poor

arrive. The Ladies from the Ladies’ Betterment League Arrive in the afternoon, the late light slanting In diluted gold bars […]

The Ballad of Rudolph Reed

Rudolph Reed was oaken. His wife was oaken too. And his two good girls and his good little man Oakened […]

The Good Man

The good man. He is still enhancer, renouncer. In the time of detachment, In the time of the vivid heather […]

To Be In Love

To be in love Is to touch with a lighter hand. In yourself you stretch, you are well. You look […]

An Evening

A sunset’s mounded cloud; A diamond evening-star; Sad blue hills afar; Love in his shroud. Scarcely a tear to shed; […]

The Mother

Abortions will not let you forget. You remember the children you got that you did not get, The damp small […]

The Independent Man

Now who could take you off to tiny life In one room or in two rooms or in three And […]

Sadie and Maud

Maud went to college. Sadie stayed home. Sadie scraped life With a fine toothed comb. She didn’t leave a tangle […]