English poetry

Poems in English


Four Tao philosophers as cedar waxwings Chat on a February berry bush In sun, and I am one. Such merriment […]


Those who have touched it or been touched by it Or brushed by something that the vine has brushed, Or […]

Blue Winter

Winter uses all the blues there are. One shade of blue for water, one for ice, Another blue for shadows […]

Fair And Unfair

The beautiful is fair. The just is fair. Yet one is commonplace and one is rare, One everywhere, one scarcely […]

The Bulldozer

Bull by day And dozes by night. Would that the bulldozer Dozed all the time Would that the bulldozer Would […]

On a Theme by Frost

Amherst never had a witch O Coos or of Grafton But once upon a time There were three old women. […]


Keep me from going to sleep too soon Or if I go to sleep too soon Come wake me up. […]

Farm Boy After Summer

A seated statue of himself he seems. A bronze slowness becomes him. Patently The page he contemplates he doesn’t see. […]


Words of a poem should be glass But glass so simple-subtle its shape Is nothing but the shape of what […]

Hallelujah: A Sestina

A wind’s word, the Hebrew Hallelujah. I wonder they never gave it to a boy (Hal for short) boy with […]