English poetry

Poems in English


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, […]


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


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 […]


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 […]


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


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


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 […]


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 […]

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