English poetry

Poems in English

The Cat’s Song

Mine, says the cat, putting out his paw of darkness. My lover, my friend, my slave, my toy, says The […]

Belly Good

A heap of wheat, says the Song of Songs But I’ve never seen wheat in a pile. Apples, potatoes, cabbages, […]

The Seven Of Pentacles

Under a sky the color of pea soup She is looking at her work growing away there Actively, thickly like […]

My Mother’s Body

1. The dark socket of the year The pit, the cave where the sun lies down And threatens never to […]

The Friend

We sat across the table. He said, cut off your hands. They are always poking at things. They might touch […]

Barbie Doll

This girlchild was born as usual And presented dolls that did pee-pee And miniature GE stoves and irons And wee […]

Colors Passing Through Us

Purple as tulips in May, mauve Into lush velvet, purple As the stain blackberries leave On the lips, on the […]

Always Unsuitable

She wore little teeth of pearls around her neck. They were grinning politely and evenly at me. Unsuitable they smirked. […]

For the Young Who Want To

Talent is what they say You have after the novel Is published and favorably Reviewed. Beforehand what You have is […]

The Woman in the Ordinary

The woman in the ordinary pudgy downcast girl Is crouching with eyes and muscles clenched. Round and pebble smooth she […]

Implications of One Plus One

Sometimes we collide, tectonic plates merging, Continents shoving, crumpling down into the molten Veins of fire deep in the earth […]

Winter Promises

Tomatoes rosy as perfect baby’s buttocks, Eggplants glossy as waxed fenders, Purple neon flawless glistening Peppers, pole beans fecund and […]

A Work Of Artifice

The bonsai tree In the attractive pot Could have grown eighty feet tall On the side of a mountain Till […]

Attack of the Squash People

And thus the people every year In the valley of humid July Did sacrifice themselves To the long green phallic […]

Traveling Dream

I am packing to go to the airport But somehow I am never packed. I keep remembering more things I […]

Toad Dreams

That afternoon the dream of the toads Rang through the elms by Little River And affected the thoughts of men, […]

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