English poetry

Poems in English

Refusal

Beloved, In what other lives or lands Have I known your lips Your Hands Your Laughter brave Irreverent. Those sweet […]

Touched by An Angel

We, unaccustomed to courage Exiles from delight Live coiled in shells of loneliness Until love leaves its high holy temple […]

Weekend Glory

Some clichty folks Don’t know the facts, Posin’ and preenin’ And puttin’ on acts, Stretchin’ their backs. They move into […]

Remembrance

Your hands easy Weight, teasing the bees Hived in my hair, your smile at the Slope of my cheek. On […]

Insomniac

There are some nights when Sleep plays coy, Aloof and disdainful. And all the wiles That I employ to win […]

Woman Work

I’ve got the children to tend The clothes to mend The floor to mop The food to shop Then the […]

Men

When I was young, I used to Watch behind the curtains As men walked up and down the street. Wino […]

Million Man March Poem

The night has been long, The wound has been deep, The pit has been dark, And the walls have been […]

Momma Welfare Roll

Her arms semaphore fat triangles, Pudgy HANDS bunched on layered hips Where bones idle under years of fatback And lima […]

A Conceit

Give me your hand Make room for me To lead and follow You Beyond this rage of poetry. Let others […]

Alone

Lying, thinking Last night How to find my soul a home Where water is not thirsty And bread loaf is […]