English poetry

Poems in English

To The Muse

It is all right. All they do Is go in by dividing One rib from another. I wouldn’t Lie to […]


It can’t be the passing of time that casts That white shadow across the waters Just offshore. I shiver a […]

The Journey

Anghiari is medieval, a sleeve sloping down A steep hill, suddenly sweeping out To the edge of a cliff, and […]

On The Skeleton Of A Hound

Nightfall, that saw the morning-glories float Tendril and string against the crumbling wall, Nurses him now, his skeleton for grief, […]

Trying To Pray

This time, I have left my body behind me, crying In its dark thorns. Still, There are good things in […]

A Blessing

Just off the Highway to Rochester, Minnesota Twilight bounds softly forth on the grass. And the eyes of those two […]


I was only a young man In those days. On that evening The cold was so God damned Bitter there […]

Saint Judas

When I went out to kill myself, I caught A pack of hoodlums beating up a man. Running to spare […]

The Jewel

There is this cave In the air behind my body That nobodyt is going to touch: A cloister, a silence […]

Northern Pike

All right. Try this, Then. Every body I know and care for, And every body Else is going To die […]

Fear Is What Quickens Me

1 Many animals that our fathers killed in America Had quick eyes. They stared about wildly, When the moon went […]

May Morning

Deep into spring, winter is hanging on. Bitter and skillful in his Hopelessness, he stays alive in every shady place, […]


The moon drops one or two feathers into the fiels. The dark wheat listens. Be still. Now. There they are, […]

To A Blossoming Pear Tree

Beautiful natural blossoms, Pure delicate body, You stand without trembling. Little mist of fallen starlight, Perfect, beyond my reach, How […]

Outside Fargo, North Dakota

Along the sprawled body of the derailed Great Northern freight car, I strike a match slowly and lift it slowly. […]