English poetry

Poems in English


I The bitterness. the misery, the wretchedness of childhood Put me out of love with God. I can’t believe in […]


Plus quan se atque suos amavit omnes, Nunc… – Catullus You were my playmate by the sea. We swam together. […]

At the British Museum

I turn the page and read: “I dream of silent verses where the rhyme Glides noiseless as an oar.” The […]


Come, thrust your hands in the warm earth And feel her strength through all your veins; Breathe her full odors, […]


How could I love you more? I would give up Even that beauty I have loved too well That I […]


In Nineveh And beyond Nineveh In the dusk They were afraid. In Thebes of Egypt In the dust They chanted […]

The Faun Sees Snow for the First Time

Zeus, Brazen-thunder-hurler, Cloud-whirler, son-of-Kronos, Send vengeance on these Oreads Who strew White frozen flecks of mist and cloud Over the […]


Che son contenti nel fuoco We are of those that Dante saw Glad, for love’s sake, among the flames of […]


I Like a gondola of green scented fruits Drifting along the dark canals of Venice, You, O exquisite one, Have […]


Four days the earth was rent and torn By bursting steel, The houses fell about us; Three nights we dared […]

The Poplar

Why do you always stand there shivering Between the white stream and the road? The people pass through the dust […]


Water ruffled and speckled by galloping wind Which puffs and spurts it into tiny pashing breaks Dashed with lemon-yellow afternoon […]