English poetry

Poems in English

The Naked And The Nude

For me, the naked and the nude (By lexicographers construed As synonyms that should express The same deficiency of dress […]

In Broken Images

He is quick, thinking in clear images; I am slow, thinking in broken images. He becomes dull, trusting to his […]

Counting The Beats

You, love, and I, (He whispers) you and I, And if no more than only you and I What care […]

Two Fusiliers

And have we done with War at last? Well, we’ve been lucky devils both, And there’s no need of pledge […]

Like Snow

She, then, like snow in a dark night, Fell secretly. And the world waked With dazzling of the drowsy eye, […]

Love and Black Magic

To the woods, to the woods is the wizard gone; In his grotto the maiden sits alone. She gazes up […]

The Spoilsport

My familiar ghost again Comes to see what he can see, Critic, son of Conscious Brain, Spying on our privacy. […]

The Cottage

Here in turn succeed and rule Carter, smith, and village fool, Then again the place is known As tavern, shop, […]

Dew-drop and Diamond

The difference between you and her (whom I to you did once prefer) Is clear enough to settle: She like […]

Cherry-Time

Cherries of the night are riper Than the cherries pluckt at noon Gather to your fairy piper When he pipes […]

Sorley’s Weather

When outside the icy rain Comes leaping helter-skelter, Shall I tie my restive brain Snugly under shelter? Shall I make […]

Finland

Feet and faces tingle In that frore land: Legs wobble and go wingle, You scarce can stand. The skies are […]

The Snapped Thread

Desire, first, by a natural miracle United bodies, united hearts, blazed beauty; Transcended bodies, transcended hearts. Two souls, now unalterably […]

Free Verse

I now delight In spite Of the might And the right Of classic tradition, In writing And reciting Straight ahead, […]

Mr. Philosopher

Old Mr. Philosopher Comes for Ben and Claire, An ugly man, a tall man, With bright-red hair. The books that […]

Faun

Here down this very way, Here only yesterday King Faun went leaping. He sang, with careless shout Hurling his name […]

Call It a Good Marriage

Call it a good marriage – For no one ever questioned Her warmth, his masculinity, Their interlocking views; Except one […]

The Caterpillar

Under this loop of honeysuckle, A creeping, coloured caterpillar, I gnaw the fresh green hawthorn spray, I nibble it leaf […]

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