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 […]

The White Mans Burden

Lost in the forest, I broke off a dark twig And lifted its whisper to my thirsty lips: Maybe it […]

Tonight I Can Write

Tonight I can write the saddest lines. Write, for example, ‘The night is starry And the stars are blue and […]

Gentleman Alone

The young maricones and the horny muchachas, The big fat widows delirious from insomnia, The young wives thirty hours’ pregnant, […]

Puedo Escribir

Puedo escribir los versos más tristes esta noche. Escribir, por ejemplo: ‘La noche está estrellada, Y tiritan, azules, los astros, […]

Ode To Maize

America, from a grain Of maize you grew To crown With spacious lands The ocean foam. A grain of maize […]

Leaning Into The Afternoons

Leaning into the afternoons, I cast my sad nets towards your oceanic eyes. There, in the highest blaze my solitude […]

Ode To The Artichoke

The artichoke With a tender heart Dressed up like a warrior, Standing at attention, it built A small helmet Under […]

Ode To Tomatoes

The street Filled with tomatoes, Midday, Summer, Light is Halved Like A Tomato, Its juice Runs Through the streets. In […]

Tower Of Light

O tower of light, sad beauty That magnified necklaces and statues in the sea, Calcareous eye, insignia of the vast […]

Walking Around

It so happens I am sick of being a man. And it happens that I walk into tailorshops and movie […]

Magellanic Penguin

Neither clown nor child nor black Nor white but verticle And a questioning innocence Dressed in night and snow: The […]

Cat’s Dream

How neatly a cat sleeps, Sleeps with its paws and its posture, Sleeps with its wicked claws, And with its […]

The Dictators

An odor has remained among the sugarcane: A mixture of blood and body, a penetrating Petal that brings nausea. Between […]

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