English poetry

Poems in English

Everybody Knows

(co-written by Sharon Robinson) Everybody knows that the dice are loaded Everybody rolls with their fingers crossed Everybody knows that […]

Waiting For The Miracle

(co-written by Sharon Robinson) Baby, I’ve been waiting, I’ve been waiting night and day. I didn’t see the time, I […]

Bird On The Wire

Like a bird on the wire, Like a drunk in a midnight choir I have tried in my way to […]

I'm Your Man

If you want a lover I’ll do anything you ask me to And if you want another kind of love […]

The Future

Give me back my broken night My mirrored room, my secret life It’s lonely here, There’s no one left to […]

Sisters Of Mercy

Oh the sisters of mercy, they are not departed or gone. They were waiting for me when I thought that […]


Suzanne takes you down to her place near the river You can hear the boats go by You can spend […]


The birds they sang At the break of day Start again I heard them say Don’t dwell on what Has […]

Story Of Isaac

The door it opened slowly, My father he came in, I was nine years old. And he stood so tall […]

Take This Waltz

(After Lorca) Now in Vienna there are ten pretty women. There’s a shoulder where death comes to cry. There’s a […]

Dance Me To The End Of Love

Dance me to your beauty with a burning violin Dance me through the panic ’til I’m gathered safely in Lift […]

Tower Of Song

Well my friends are gone and my hair is grey I ache in the places where I used to play […]

First We Take Manhattan

They sentenced me to twenty years of boredom For trying to change the system from within I’m coming now, I’m […]


It’s coming through a hole in the air, from those nights in Tiananmen Square. It’s coming from the feel that […]