English poetry

Poems in English

The Pros and Cons

He’ll be pleased if I phone to ask him how he is. It will make me look considerate and he […]

Occupational Hazard

He has slept with accountants and brokers, With a cowgirl (well, someone from Healds). He has slept with non-smokers and […]

Long For This World

I settle for less than snow, Try to go gracefully like seasons go Which will regain their ground – Ditch, […]

Your Dad Did What?

Where they have been, if they have been away, Or what they’ve done at home, if they have not – […]

Leaving and Leaving You

When I leave you postcode and your commuting station, When I left undone all the things we planned to do […]


Although you have given me a stomach upset, Weak knees, a lurching heart, a fuzzy brain, A high-pitched laugh, a […]

The During Months

Like summer in some countries and like rain In mine, for nuns like God, for drunks like beer, Like food […]

Rondeau Redoublé

I know the rules and hear myself agree Not to invest beyond this one night stand. I know your patter: […]