English poetry

Poems in English

Spanish Dancer

As in one’s hand a lighted match blinds you before It comes aflame and sends out brilliant flickering Tongues to […]

The Song Of The Widow

In the beginning life was good to me; It held me warm and gave me courage. That this is granted […]

The Apple Orchard

Come let us watch the sun go down And walk in twilight through the orchard’s green. Does it not seem […]

The Wait

It is life in slow motion, It’s the heart in reverse, It’s a hope-and-a-half: Too much and too little at […]

Herr, Es Ist Zeit

Herr: es ist Zeit. Der Sommer war sehr groЯ. Leg deinen Schatten auf die Sonnenuhren, Und auf den Fluren laЯ […]

To Music

Music: breathing of statues. Perhaps: Silence of paintings. You language where all language Ends. You time Standing vertically on the […]

Falling Stars

Do you remember still the falling stars That like swift horses through the heavens raced And suddenly leaped across the […]

Song Of The Orphan

I am no one and never will be anyone, For I am far too small to claim to be; Not […]

Duino Elegies: The Tenth Elegy

That some day, emerging at last from the terrifying vision I may burst into jubilant praise to assenting angels! That […]

Water Lily

My whole life is mine, but whoever says so Will deprive me, for it is infinite. The ripple of water, […]

Blank Joy

She who did not come, wasn’t she determined Nonetheless to organize and decorate my heart? If we had to exist […]

Death

Come thou, thou last one, whom I recognize, Unbearable pain throughout this body’s fabric: As I in my spirit burned, […]

The Voices

The rich and fortunate do well to keep silent, For no one cares to know who and what they are. […]

Childhood

It would be good to give much thought, before You try to find words for something so lost, For those […]

Adam

High above he stands, beside the many Saintly figures fronting the cathedral’s Gothic tympanum, close by the window Called the […]

Interior Portrait

You don’t survive in me Because of memories; Nor are you mine because Of a lovely longing’s strength. What does […]

The Sonnets To Orpheus: Book 2: I

Breathing: you invisible poem! Complete Interchange of our own Essence with world-space. You counterweight In which I rythmically happen. Single […]

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