English poetry

Poems in English

The Testing-Tree

1 On my way home from school Up tribal Providence Hill Past the Academy ballpark Where I could never hope […]

Passing Through

Nobody in the widow’s household Ever celebrated anniversaries. In the secrecy of my room I would not admit I cared […]

End of Summer

An agitation of the air, A perturbation of the light Admonished me the unloved year Would turn on its hinge […]

Master And Mistress

As if I were composed of dust and air, The shape confronting me upon the stair (Athlete of shadow, lighted […]

The Portrait

My mother never forgave my father For killing himself, Especially at such an awkward time And in a public park, […]

Halley’s Comet

Miss Murphy in first grade Wrote its name in chalk Across the board and told us It was roaring down […]

The Round

Light splashed this morning On the shell-pink anemones Swaying on their tall stems; Down blue-spiked veronica Light flowed in rivulets […]

The Long Boat

When his boat snapped loose From its mooring, under The screaking of the gulls, He tried at first to wave […]

An Old Cracked Tune

My name is Solomon Levi, The desert is my home, My mother’s breast was thorny, And father I had none. […]

The Dark and the Fair

A roaring company that festive night; The beast of dialectic dragged his chains, Prowling from chair to chair is the […]

The Quarrel

The word I spoke in anger Weighs less than a parsley seed, But a road runs through it That leads […]