English poetry

Poems in English

Little Tear-Vase

Other vessels hold wine, other vessels hold oil Inside the hollowed-out vault circumscribed by their clay. I, as smaller measure, […]

You Who Never Arrived

You who never arrived In my arms, Beloved, who were lost From the start, I don’t even know what songs […]

The Swan

This laboring through what is still undone, As though, legs bound, we hobbled along the way, Is like the akward […]

For Hans Carossa

Losing too is still ours; and even forgetting Still has a shape in the kindgdom of transformation. When something’s let […]

Going Blind

She sat just like the others at the table. But on second glance, she seemed to hold her cup A […]

The Last Supper

They are assembled, astonished and disturbed Round him, who like a sage resolved his fate, And now leaves those to […]

The Sisters

Look how the same possibilities Unfold in their opposite demeanors, As though one saw different ages Passing through two identical […]

Before Summer Rain

Suddenly, from all the green around you, Something-you don’t know what-has disappeared; You feel it creeping closer to the window, […]

You, You Only, Exist

You, you only, exist. We pass away, till at last, Our passing is so immense That you arise: beautiful moment, […]

A Walk

My eyes already touch the sunny hill. Going far ahead of the road I have begun. So we are grasped […]

In The Beginning

Ever since those wondrous days of Creation Our Lord God sleeps: we are His sleep. And He accepted this in […]

The Sonnets To Orpheus: IV

O you tender ones, walk now and then Into the breath that blows coldly past, Upon your cheeks let it […]

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