English poetry

Poems in English


We have tested and tasted too much, lover- Through a chink too wide there comes in no wonder. But here […]

In Memory Of My Mother

I do not think of you lying in the wet clay Of a Monaghan graveyard; I see You walking down […]

Memory Of My Father

Every old man I see Reminds me of my father When he had fallen in love with death One time […]


My black hills have never seen the sun rising, Eternally they look north towards Armagh. Lot’s wife would not be […]

Stony Grey Soil

O stony grey soil of Monaghan The laugh from my love you thieved; You took the gay child of my […]

Canal Bank Walk

Leafy-with-love banks and the green waters of the canal Pouring redemption for me, that I do The will of God, […]


I have lived in important places, times When great events were decided, who owned That half a rood of rock, […]


And sometimes I am sorry when the grass Is growing over the stones in quiet hollows And the cocksfoot leans […]


Upon a bank I sat, a child made seer Of one small primrose flowering in my mind. Better than wealth […]