English poetry

Poems in English


Obedient daily dress, You cannot always keep That unfakable young surface. You must learn your lines – Anger, amusement, sleep; […]


If grief could burn out Like a sunken coal The heart would rest quiet The unrent soul Be as still […]


Tired of a landscape known too well when young: The deliberate shallow hills, the boring birds Flying past rocks; tired […]

Dockery And Son

‘Dockery was junior to you, Wasn’t he?’ said the Dean. ‘His son’s here now.’ Death-suited, visitant, I nod. ‘And do […]


Caught in the center of a soundless field While hot inexplicable hours go by What trap is this? Where were […]

The Building

Higher than the handsomest hotel The lucent comb shows up for miles, but see, All round it close-ribbed streets rise […]

The School In August

The cloakroom pegs are empty now, And locked the classroom door, The hollow desks are lined with dust, And slow […]

Church Going

Once I am sure there’s nothing going on I step inside, letting the door thud shut. Another church: matting, seats, […]

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