English poetry

Poems in English

Change

Change Said the sun to the moon, You cannot stay. Change Says the moon to the waters, All is flowing. […]

The River

In my first sleep I came to the river And looked down Through the clear water – Only in dream […]

Transit of the Gods

Strange that the self’s continuum should outlast The Virgin, Aphrodite, and the Mourning Mother, All loves and griefs, successive deities […]

The Wilderness

I came too late to the hills: they were swept bare Winters before I was born of song and story, […]

Shells

Reaching down arm-deep into bright water I gathered on white sand under waves Shells, drifted up on beaches where I […]

Lament

Where are those dazzling hills touched by the sun, Those crags in childhood that I used to climb? Hidden, hidden […]

The End of Love

Now he is dead How should I know My true love’s arms From wind and snow? No man I meet […]

Introspection

If you go deep Into the heart What do you find there? Fear, fear, Fear of the jaws of the […]

Lenten Flowers

Primrose, anemone, bluebell, moss Grow in the Kingdom of the Cross And the ash-tree’s purple bud Dresses the spear that […]

Harvest

Day is the hero’s shield, Achilles’ field, The light days are the angels. We the seed. Against eternal light and […]

Nocturne

Night comes, an angel stands Measuring out the time of stars, Still are the winds, and still the hours. It […]

Storm

God in me is the fury on the bare heath God in me shakes the interior kingdom of my heaven. […]

Love Poem

Yours is the face that the earth turns to me, Continuous beyond its human features lie The mountain forms that […]

Vegetation

O never harm the dreaming world, The world of green, the world of leaves, But let its million palms unfold […]

The Ancient Speech

A Gaelic bard they praise who in fourteen adjectives Named the one indivisible soul of his glen; For what are […]

In the Beck

There is a fish, that quivers in the pool, Itself a shadow, but its shadow, clear. Catch it again and […]

Heroes

This war’s dead heroes, who has seen them? They rise in smoke above the burning city, Faint clouds, dissolving into […]

Seed

From star to star, from sun and spring and leaf, And almost audible flowers whose sound is silence, And in […]

Worry About Money

Wearing worry about money like a hair shirt I lie down in my bed and wrestle with my angel. My […]

Far-Darting Apollo

I saw the sun step like a gentleman Dressed in black and proud as sin. I saw the sun walk […]

Confessions

Wanting to know all I overlooked each particle Containing the whole Unknowable. Intent on one great love, perfect, Requited and […]

Paradise Seed

Where is the seed Of the tree felled, Of the forest burned, Or living root Under ash and cinders? From […]