English poetry

Poems in English

Why We Tell Stories

For Linda Foster I Because we used to have leaves And on damp days Our muscles feel a tug, Painful […]

Moon Fishing

When the moon was full they came to the water. Some with pitchforks, some with rakes, Some with sieves and […]

Bedtime Story

The moon lies on the river Like a drop of oil. The children come to the banks to be healed […]

All Night

All night the knot in the shoelace Waits for its liberation, And the match on the table packs its head […]

The Laughter Of Women

The laughter of women sets fire To the Halls of Injustice And the false evidence burns To a beautiful white […]

Another Version

Our trees are aspens, but people Mistake them for birches; They think of us as characters In a Russian novel, […]

Alive Together

Speaking of marvels, I am alive Together with you, when I might have been Alive with anyone under the sun, […]

The Concert

In memory of Dimitri Mitropoulos The harpist believes there is music In the skeletons of fish The French horn player […]

Monet Refuses The Operation

Doctor, you say there are no haloes Around the streetlights in Paris And what I see is an aberration Caused […]

Scenic Route

For Lucy, who called them “ghost houses.” Someone was always leaving And never coming back. The wooden houses wait like […]