English poetry

Poems in English

From The Tenth Elegy

Ah, but the City of Pain: how strange its streets are: The false silence of sound drowning sound, And there […]

Lady On A Balcony

Suddenly she steps, wrapped into the wind, Brightly into brightness, as if singled out, While now the room as though […]

Archaic Torso Of Apollo

We cannot know his legendary head With eyes like ripening fruit. And yet his torso Is still suffused with brilliance […]

Fire's Reflection

Perhaps it’s no more than the fire’s reflection On some piece of gleaming furniture That the child remembers so much […]

Early Spring

Harshness vanished. A sudden softness Has replaced the meadows’ wintry grey. Little rivulets of water changed Their singing accents. Tendernesses, […]

The Lovers

See how in their veins all becomes spirit; Into each other they mature and grow. Like axles, their forms tremblingly […]

The Sonnets To Orpheus: I

A tree ascended there. Oh pure transendence! Oh Orpheus sings! Oh tall tree in the ear! And all things hushed. […]


Take me by the hand; It’s so easy for you, Angel, For you are the road Even while being immobile. […]

Dedication To M

Swing of the heart. O firmly hung, fastened on what Invisible branch. Who, who gave you the push, That you […]

Telling You All

Telling you all would take too long. Besides, we read in the Bible How the good is harmful And how […]

Venetian Morning

Windows pampered like princes always see What on occasion deigns to trouble us: The city that, time and again, where […]

On Hearing Of A Death

We lack all knowledge of this parting. Death Does not deal with us. We have no reason To show death […]

The Future

The future: time’s excuse To frighten us; too vast A project, too large a morsel For the heart’s mouth. Future, […]

The Sonnets To Orpheus: X

You who are close to my heart always, I welcome you, ancient coffins of stone, Which the cheerful water of […]

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