English poetry

Poems in English

Dead Boy

The little cousin is dead, by foul subtraction, A green bough from Virginia’s aged tree, And none of the county […]

The Equilibrists

Full of her long white arms and milky skin He had a thousand times remembered sin. Alone in the press […]

Piazza Piece

I am a gentleman in a dustcoat trying To make you hear. Your ears are soft and small And listen […]

Captain Carpenter

Captain Carpenter rose up in his prime Put on his pistols and went riding out But had got wellnigh nowhere […]

Necrological

The friar had said his paternosters duly And scourged his limbs, and afterwards would have slept; But with much riddling […]

Winter Remembered

Two evils, monstrous either one apart, Possessed me, and were long and loath at going: A cry of Absence, Absence, […]

Painted Head

By dark severance the apparition head Smiles from the air a capital on no Column or a Platonic perhaps head […]

Prelude to an Evening

Do not enforce the tired wolf Dragging his infected wound homeward To sit tonight with the warm children Naming the […]

Blue Girls

Twirling your blue skirts, travelling the sward Under the towers of your seminary, Go listen to your teachers old and […]

Conrad in Twilight

Conrad, Conrad, aren’t you old To sit so late in your mouldy garden? And I think Conrad knows it well, […]