English poetry

Poems in English

Ode To an Artichoke

The artichoke Of delicate heart Erect In its battle-dress, builds Its minimal cupola; Keeps Stark In its scallop of Scales. […]

The Light Wraps You

The light wraps you in its mortal flame. Abstracted pale mourner, standing that way Against the old propellers of the […]

Your Feet

When I cannot look at your face I look at your feet. Your feet of arched bone, Your hard little […]

Clenched Soul

We have lost even this twilight. No one saw us this evening hand in hand While the blue night dropped […]

Drunk As Drunk

Drunk as drunk on turpentine From your open kisses, Your wet body wedged Between my wet body and the strake […]

Ode To a Chestnut on the Ground

From bristly foliage You fell Complete, polished wood, gleaming mahogany, As perfect As a violin newly Born of the treetops, […]


What’s wrong with you, with us, What’s happening to us? Ah our love is a harsh cord That binds us […]

Ode To Wine

Day-colored wine, Night-colored wine, Wine with purple feet Or wine with topaz blood, Wine, Starry child Of earth, Wine, smooth […]

If You Forget Me

I want you to know One thing. You know how this is: If I look At the crystal moon, at […]

Love Sonnet XVII

I do not love you as if you were a salt rose, or topaz Or the arrow of carnations the […]


I am not jealous Of what came before me. Come with a man On your shoulders, Come with a hundred […]

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