English poetry

Poems in English


And some time make the time to drive out west Into County Clare, along the Flaggy Shore, In September or […]


There, in the corner, staring at his drink. The cap juts like a gantry’s crossbeam, Cowling plated forehead and sledgehead […]

The Tollund Man

I Some day I will go to Aarhus To see his peat-brown head, The mild pods of his eye-lids, His […]

From The Frontier Of Writing

The tightness and the nilness round that space When the car stops in the road, the troops inspect Its make […]

Keeping Going

The piper coming from far away is you With a whitewash brush for a sporran Wobbling round you, a kitchen […]

The Early Purges

I was six when I first saw kittens drown. Dan Taggart pitched them, ‘the scraggy wee shits’, Into a bucket; […]

Act of Union

I To-night, a first movement, a pulse, As if the rain in bogland gathered head To slip and flood: a […]

Rite of Spring

So winter closed its fist And got it stuck in the pump. The plunger froze up a lump In its […]

Lovers on Aran

The timeless waves, bright, sifting, broken glass, Came dazzling around, into the rocks, Came glinting, sifting from the Americas To […]


for T. P. Flanagan We have no prairies To slice a big sun at evening Everywhere the eye concedes to […]