English poetry

Poems in English


I cannot And I will not No, I cannot love you less Like the flower to the butterfly The corsage […]

Summer Dawn

My sleeping children are still flying dreams In their goose-down heads. The lush of the river singing morning songs Fish […]


English Teeth, English Teeth! Shining in the sun A part of British heritage Aye, each and every one. English Teeth, […]


Maveric Prowles Had Rumbling Bowles That thundered in the night. It shook the bedrooms all around And gave the folks […]

Values ’67

Pass by citizen Don’t look left or right Keep those drip dry eyes straight ahead A tree? Chop it down […]

The Soldiers at Lauro

Young are our dead Like babies they lie The wombs they blest once Not healed dry And yet – too […]


Through every nook and every cranny The wind blew in on poor old Granny Around her knees, into each ear […]

Mirror, Mirror

A young spring-tender girl Combed her joyous hair ‘You are very ugly’ said the mirror. But, On her lips hung […]

The Dog Lovers

So they bought you And kept you in a Very good home Cental heating TV A deep freeze A very […]

On the Ning Nang Nong

On the Ning Nang Nong Where the Cows go Bong! And the monkeys all say BOO! There’s a Nong Nang […]

Have A Nice Day

‘Help, help, ‘ said a man. ‘I’m drowning.’ ‘Hang on, ‘ said a man from the shore. ‘Help, help, ‘ […]

Unto Us

Somewhere at some time They committed themselves to me And so, I was! Small, but I WAS! Tiny, in shape […]

When I Suspected

There will be a time when it will end. Be it parting Be it death So each passing minute with […]

Philip Le Barr

Philip Le Barr, Was knock down by a car, On the road to Mandalay. He was knocked down again By […]

Goodbye S. S

Go away girl, go away And let me pack my dreams Now where did I put those yesteryears Made up […]

Jumbo Jet

I saw a little elephant standing in my garden, I said ‘You don’t belong in here’, he said ‘I beg […]


Why is there no monument To Porridge in our land? It it’s good enough to eat, It’s good enough to […]

The Lion

If you’re attacked by a Lion Find fresh underpants to try on Lay on the ground quite still Pretend you […]


Born screaming small into this world- Living I am. Occupational therapy twixt birth and death- What was I before? What […]


Elephants are contagious! Be careful how you tread. An Elephant that’s been trodden on Should be confined to bed! Leopards […]

Two Children

Two children (small), one Four, one Five, Once saw a bee go in a hive, They’d never seen a bee […]


I was thinking of letters, We all have a lot in our life A few good – a few sad […]


Things that go ‘bump’ in the night Should not really give one a fright. It’s the hole in each ear […]


Say Bazonka every day That’s what my grandma used to say It keeps at bay the Asian Flu’ And both […]

Welcome Home

Unaware of my crime They stood me in the dock. I was sentenced to life…. Without her. Strange trial. No […]


There must be a wound! No one can be this hurt And not bleed. How could she injure me so? […]


American Detectives Never remove their hats When investigating murders In other people’s flats. P. S. Chinese Tecs Are far more […]


The essence of true beauty Lingers in all-encompassing rainbows Of your joy and laughter You hold my hand and smile […]

Indian Boyhood

What happened to the boy I was? Why did he run away? And leave me old and thinking, like There’d […]


‘Twas midnight in the schoolroom And every desk was shut When suddenly from the alphabet Was heard a loud “Tut-Tut!” […]