English poetry

Poems in English

For M. W

There is no transcience of twilight in The beauty of your soft dusk-dimpled face, No flicker of a slender flame […]

Her Lips Are Copper Wire

whisper of yellow globes Gleaming on lamp-posts that sway Like bootleg licker drinkers in the fog And let your breath […]

Georgia Dusk

The sky, lazily disdaining to pursue The setting sun, too indolent to hold A lengthened tournament for flashing gold, Passively […]

November Cotton Flower

Boll-weevil’s coming, and the winter’s cold, Made cotton-stalks look rusty, seasons old, And cotton, scarce as any southern snow, Was […]

Evening Song

Full moon rising on the waters of my heart, Lakes and moon and fires, Cloine tires, Holding her lips apart. […]


African Guardian of Souls, Drunk with rum, Feasting on strange cassava, Yielding to new words and a weak palabra Of […]


To those fixed on white, White is white, To those fixed on black, It is the same, And red is […]


Black reapers with the sound of steel on stones Are sharpening scythes. I see them place the hones In their […]

Cotton Song

Come, brother, come. Lets lift it; Come now, hewit! roll away! Shackles fall upon the Judgment Day But lets not […]

A Portrait in Georgia

Hair-braided chestnut, Coiled like a lyncher’s rope, Eyes-fagots, Lips-old scars, or the first red blisters, Breath-the last sweet scent of […]

Song of the Son

Pour O pour that parting soul in song O pour it in the sawdust glow of night Into the velvet […]

The Lost Dancer

Spatial depths of being survive The birth to death recurrences Of feet dancing on earth of sand; Vibrations of the […]

A Certain Man

A certain man wishes to be a prince Of this earth; he also wants to be A saint and master […]

Harvest Song

I am a reaper whose muscles set at sundown. All my oats are cradled. But I am too chilled, and […]

Tell Me

Tell me, dear beauty of the dusk, When purple ribbons bind the hill, Do dreams your secret wish fulfill, Do […]