English poetry

Poems in English

Betrothed

You have put your two hands upon me, and your mouth, You have said my name as a prayer. Here […]

Last Hill In A Vista

Come, let us tell the weeds in ditches How we are poor, who once had riches, And lie out in […]

Words For Departure

Nothing was remembered, nothing forgotten. When we awoke, wagons were passing on the warm summer pavements, The window-sills were wet […]

Sonnet

Since you would claim the sources of my thought Recall the meshes whence it sprang unlimed, The reedy traps which […]

Portrait

She has no need to fear the fall Of harvest from the laddered reach Of orchards, nor the tide gone […]

Epitaph For A Romantic Woman

She has attained the permanence She dreamed of, where old stones lie sunning. Untended stalks blow over her Even and […]

Medusa

I had come to the house, in a cave of trees, Facing a sheer sky. Everything moved, a bell hung […]

The Alchemist

I burned my life, that I may find A passion wholly of the mind, Thought divorced from eye and bone […]

Knowledge

Now that I know How passion warms little Of flesh in the mould, And treasure is brittle, I’ll lie here […]

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