English poetry

Poems in English

Identification In Belfast

(I. R. A. Bombing) The British Army now carries two rifles, One with rubber rabbit-pellets for children, The other’s of […]

Dolphin

My Dolphin, you only guide me by surprise, A captive as Racine, the man of craft, Drawn through his maze […]

Man And Wife

Tamed by Miltown, we lie on Mother’s bed; The rising sun in war paint dyes us red; In broad daylight […]

Epilogue

Those blessиd structures, plot and rhyme Why are they no help to me now I want to make Something imagined, […]

The Drunken Fisherman

Wallowing in this bloody sty, I cast for fish that pleased my eye (Truly Jehovah’s bow suspends No pots of […]

For the Union Dead

“Relinquunt Omnia Servare Rem Publicam.” The old South Boston Aquarium stands In a Sahara of snow now. Its broken windows […]

Homecoming

What was is. . . since 1930; The boys in my old gang Are senior partners. They start up Bald […]

Skunk Hour

For Elizabeth Bishop Nautilus Island’s hermit Heiress still lives through winter in her Spartan cottage; Her sheep still graze above […]

Waking in the Blue

The night attendant, a B. U. sophomore, Rouses from the mare’s-nest of his drowsy head Propped on The Meaning of […]

The Ruins Of Time

(Quevedo, Mire los muros de la partia mia and Buscas en Roma a Roma, (!)O peregrino!) I I saw the […]

The Withdrawal

1 Only today and just for this minute, When the sunslant finds its true angle, You can see yellow and […]

History

History has to live with what was here, Clutching and close to fumbling all we had It is so dull […]

Water

It was a Maine lobster town- Each morning boatloads of hands Pushed off for granite Quarries on the islands, And […]