English poetry

Poems in English

The Great Western Plains

The little voices of the prairie dogs Are tireless. . . They will give three hurrahs Alike to stage, equestrian, […]

Exile

My hands have not touched pleasure since your hands, No, nor my lips freed laughter since ‘farewell’, And with the […]

Voyages II

And yet this great wink of eternity, Of rimless floods, unfettered leewardings, Samite sheeted and processioned where Her undinal vast […]

Fear

The host, he says that all is well And the fire-wood glow is bright; The food has a warm and […]

To Emily Dickinson

You who desired so much in vain to ask Yet fed you hunger like an endless task, Dared dignify the […]

Chaplinesque

We will make our meek adjustments, Contented with such random consolations As the wind deposits In slithered and too ample […]

To Brooklyn Bridge

How many dawns, chill from his rippling rest The seagull’s wings shall dip and pivot him, Shedding white rings of […]

The Visible, The Untrue

Yes, I being The terrible puppet of my dreams, shall Lavish this on you- The dense mine of the orchid, […]

Forgetfulness

Forgetfulness is like a song That, freed from beat and measure, wanders. Forgetfulness is like a bird whose wings are […]

Interior

It sheds a shy solemnity, This lamp in our poor room. O grey and gold amenity, Silence and gentle gloom! […]

Legend

As silent as a mirror is believed Realities plunge in silence by. . . I am not ready for repentance; […]

At Melville’s Tomb

Often beneath the wave, wide from this ledge The dice of drowned men’s bones he saw bequeath An embassy. Their […]

Carmen De Boheme

Sinuously winding through the room On smokey tongues of sweetened cigarettes, Plaintive yet proud the cello tones resume The andante […]