English poetry

Poems in English

The Dream

O God, in the dream the terrible horse began To paw at the air, and make for me with his […]

Juan’s Song

When beauty breaks and falls asunder I feel no grief for it, but wonder. When love, like a frail shell, […]


Women have no wilderness in them, They are provident instead, Content in the tight hot cell of their hearts To […]

Tears In Sleep

All night the cocks crew, under a moon like day, And I, in the cage of sleep, on a stranger’s […]

The Frightened Man

In fear of the rich mouth I kissed the thin, Even that was a trap To snare me in. Even […]

Chanson Un Peu Naïve

What body can be ploughed, Sown, and broken yearly? But she would not die, she vowed, But she has, nearly. […]

Man Alone

It is yourself you seek In a long rage, Scanning through light and darkness Mirrors, the page, Where should reflected […]

Roman Fountain

Up from the bronze, I saw Water without a flaw Rush to its rest in air, Reach to its rest, […]

The Crossed Apple

I’ve come to give you fruit from out my orchard, Of wide report. I have trees there that bear me […]

A Tale

This youth too long has heard the break Of waters in a land of change. He goes to see what […]