English poetry

Poems in English

Finding A Long Gray Hair

I scrub the long floorboards In the kitchen, repeating The motions of other women Who have lived in this house. […]

Wash

All day the blanket snapped and swelled On the line, roused by a hot spring wind…. From there it witnessed […]

Twilight: After Haying

Yes, long shadows go out From the bales; and yes, the soul Must part from the body: What else could […]

Otherwise

I got out of bed On two strong legs. It might have been Otherwise. I ate Cereal, sweet Milk, ripe, […]

The Suitor

We lie back to back. Curtains Lift and fall, Like the chest of someone sleeping. Wind moves the leaves of […]

Notes from the Other Side

I divested myself of despair And fear when I came here. Now there is no more catching One’s own eye […]

The Blue Bowl

Like primitives we buried the cat With his bowl. Bare-handed We scraped sand and gravel Back into the hole. They […]

Let Evening Come

Let the light of late afternoon Shine through chinks in the barn, moving Up the bales as the sun moves […]