English poetry

Poems in English

To Failure

You do not come dramatically, with dragons That rear up with my life between their paws And dash me butchered […]

An Arundel Tomb

Side by side, their faces blurred, The earl and countess lie in stone, Their proper habits vaguely shown As jointed […]

Continuing To Live

Continuing to live that is, repeat A habit formed to get necessaries Is nearly always losing, or going without. It […]


Quarterly, is it, money reproaches me: ‘Why do you let me lie here wastefully? I am all you never had […]

Wedding Wind

The wind blew all my wedding-day, And my wedding-night was the night of the high wind; And a stable door […]

The Whitsun Weddings

That Whitsun, I was late getting away: Not till about One-twenty on the sunlit Saturday Did my three-quarters-empty train pull […]


Strange to know nothing, never to be sure Of what is true or right or real, But forced to qualify […]

The Mower

The mower stalled, twice; kneeling, I found A hedgehog jammed up against the blades, Killed. It had been in the […]

Homage To A Government

Next year we are to bring all the soldiers home For lack of money, and it is all right. Places […]

I Have Started To Say

I have started to say “A quarter of a century” Or “thirty years back” About my own life. It makes […]

Sad Steps

Groping back to bed after a piss I part the thick curtains, and am startled by The rapid clouds, the […]

Wild Oats

About twenty years ago Two girls came in where I worked – A bosomy English rose And her friend in […]

To My Wife

Choice of you shuts up that peacock-fan The future was, in which temptingly spread All that elaborative nature can. Matchless […]

Since The Majority Of Me

Since the majority of me Rejects the majority of you, Debating ends forwith, and we Divide. And sure of what […]

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