English poetry

Poems in English

Orchard Trees, January

It’s not the case, though some might wish it so Who from a window watch the blizzard blow White riot […]


A ball will bounce; but less and less. It’s not A light-hearted thing, resents its own resilience. Falling is what […]


I read how Quixote in his random ride Came to a crossing once, and lest he lose The purity of […]


Sidling upon the river, the white boat Has volleyed with its cannon all the morning, Shaken the shore towns like […]

A Fire-Truck

Right down the shocked street with a siren-blast That sends all else skittering to the curb, Redness, brass, ladders and […]

A Plain Song For Comadre

Though the unseen may vanish, though insight fails And doubter and downcast saint Join in the same complaint, What holy […]

Matthew VIII,28 ff

Rabbi, we Gadarenes Are not ascetics; we are fond of wealth and possessions. Love, as You call it, we obviate […]

The Writer

In her room at the prow of the house Where light breaks, and the windows are tossed with linden, My […]

The Beautiful Changes

One wading a Fall meadow finds on all sides The Queen Anne’s Lace lying like lilies On water; it glides […]


It is a cramped little state with no foreign policy, Save to be thought inoffensive. The grammar of the language […]

In the Smoking Car

The eyelids meet. He’ll catch a little nap. The grizzled, crew-cut head drops to his chest. It shakes above the […]


For Alexander there was no Far East, Because he thought the Asian continent India ended. Free Cathay at least Did […]


Where far in forest I am laid, In a place ringed around by stones, Look for no melancholy shade, And […]

June Light

Your voice, with clear location of June days, Called me outside the window. You were there, Light yet composed, as […]

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