English poetry

Poems in English

The Theory

The big one went to sleep as to die and dreamed he Became a tiny one. So tiny as to […]

The Changeling

A man had a son who was an anvil. And then sometimes He was an automobile tire. I do wish […]

Elephant Dormitory

An elephant went to bed and pulled a crazy quilt up under Its tusks. But just as the great gray […]

The Death Of A Fly

There was once a man who disguised himself as a Housefly and went about the neighborhood depositing Flyspecks. Well, he […]

A Historical Breakfast

A man is bringing a cup of coffee to his face, Tilting it to his mouth. It’s historical, he thinks. […]

Ape And Coffee

Some coffee had gotten on a man’s ape. The man said, Animal did you get on my coffee? No no, […]

One Lonely Afternoon

Since the fern can’t go to the sink for a drink of Water, I graciously submit myself to the task, […]

Counting Sheep

A scientist has a test tube full of sheep. He Wonders if he should try to shrink a pasture For […]


Out of nothing there comes a time called childhood, which Is simply a path leading through an archway called Adolescence. […]


The barber has accidentally taken off an ear. It lies like Something newborn on the floor in a nest of […]

The Lighted Window

A lighted window floats through the night Like a piece of paper in the wind. I want to see into […]

The Wounded Breakfast

A huge shoe mounts up from the horizon, Squealing and grinding forward on small wheels, Even as a man sitting […]

The Pattern

A women had given birth to an old man. He cried to have again been caught in the pattern. Oh […]

The Sad Message

The Captain becomes moody at sea. He’s Afraid of water; such bully amounts that prove the Seas. . . A […]

The Fight

A man is fighting with a cup of coffee. The rules: he must not Break the cup nor spill its […]

The Philosophers

I think, therefore I am, said a man whose mother quickly Hit him on the head, saying, I hit my […]

The Closet

Here I am with my mother, hanging under the molt Of years, in a garden of umbrellas and rubber boots, […]

The Alfresco Moment

A butler asks, will Madam be having her morning coffee Alfresco? If you would be so good as to lift […]

The Floor

The floor is something we must fight against. Whilst seemingly mere platform for the human Stance, it is that place […]


They have little use. They are best as objects of torment. No government cares what you do with them. Like […]

Mr. Brain

Mr Brain was a hermit dwarf who liked to eat shellfish off The moon. He liked to go into a […]

The Position

They let me in. I went right up to the nursery And climbed into the crib, and assumed the famous […]

The Bridge

In his travels he comes to a bridge made entirely of bones. Before crossing he writes a letter to his […]

The Gentlemen In The Meadow

Some gentlemen are floating in the meadow over The yellow grass. They seem to hover by those wonderful blue Little […]


On the other side of a mirror there’s an inverse world, Where the insane go sane; where bones climb out […]

On The Eating Of Mice

A woman prepared a mouse for her husband’s dinner, Roasting it with a blueberry in its mouth. At table he […]

Erasing Amyloo

A father with a huge eraser erases his daughter. When he Finishes there’s only a red smudge on the wall. […]

The Father Of Toads

A man had just delivered a toad from his wife’s armpit. He Held it by its legs and spanked it. […]

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