English poetry

Poems in English

Keeping Things Whole

In a field I am the absence Of field. This is Always the case. Wherever I am I am what […]

Coming To This

We have done what we wanted. We have discarded dreams, preferring the heavy industry Of each other, and we have […]

Eating Poetry

Ink runs from the corners of my mouth. There is no happiness like mine. I have been eating poetry. The […]

The Story Of Our Lives

1 We are reading the story of our lives Which takes place in a room. The room looks out on […]

Giving Myself Up

I give up my eyes which are glass eggs. I give up my tongue. I give up my mouth which […]

Courtship

There is a girl you like so you tell her Your penis is big, but that you cannot get yourself […]

The Remains

I empty myself of the names of others. I empty my pockets. I empty my shoes and leave them beside […]

A Piece Of The Storm

For Sharon Horvath From the shadow of domes in the city of domes, A snowflake, a blizzard of one, weightless, […]

So You Say

It is all in the mind, you say, and has Nothing to do with happiness. The coming of cold, The […]

From The Long Sad Party

Someone was saying Something about shadows covering the field, about How things pass, how one sleeps towards morning And the […]

The New Poetry Handbook

1 If a man understands a poem, he shall have troubles. 2 If a man lives with a poem, he […]

Lines For Winter

Tell yourself As it gets cold and gray falls from the air That you will go on Walking, hearing The […]

The Room

It is an old story, the way it happens Sometimes in winter, sometimes not. The listener falls to sleep, The […]

Answers

Why did you travel? Because the house was cold. Why did you travel? Because it is what I have always […]