English poetry

Poems in English

Sleep

Do you give yourself to me utterly, Body and no-body, flesh and no-flesh Not as a fugitive, blindly or bitterly, […]

Mangroves

These black bush-waters, heavy with crusted boughs Like plumes above dead captains, wake the mind…. Uncounted kissing, unremembered vows, Nights […]

South Country

After the whey-faced anonymity Of river-gums and scribbly-gums and bush, After the rubbing and the hit of brush, You come […]

William Street

The red globe of light, the liquor green, The pulsing arrows and the running fire Spilt on the stones, go […]

Five Bells

Time that is moved by little fidget wheels Is not my time, the flood that does not flow. Between the […]

Thief of the Moon

Thief of the moon, thou robber of old delight, Thy charms have stolen the star-gold, quenched the moon – Cold, […]

North Country

North Country, filled with gesturing wood, With trees that fence, like archers’ volleys, The flanks of hidden valleys Where nothing’s […]