English poetry

Poems in English

I Do Not Speak

I do not ask for mercy for understanding for peace And in these heavy days I do not ask for […]

Mother, Among The Dustbins

Mother, among the dustbins and the manure I feel the measure of my humanity, an allure As of the presence […]

Conviction (iii)

The shadow was so black, I thought it was a cat, But once in to it I knew it No […]

Drugs Made Pauline Vague

Drugs made Pauline vague. She sat one day at the breakfast table Fingering in a baffled way The fronds of […]


Walking swiftly with a dreadful duchess, He smiled too briefly, his face was pale as sand, He jumped into a […]

Deeply Morbid

Deeply morbid deeply morbid was the girl who typed the letters Always out of office hours running with her social […]

The Reason

My life is vile I hate it so I’ll wait awhile And then I’ll go. Why wait at all? Hope […]

Tenuous And Precarious

Tenuous and Precarious Were my guardians, Precarious and Tenuous, Two Romans. My father was Hazardous, Hazardous Dear old man, Three […]

Edmonton, thy cemetery

Edmonton, thy cemetery In which I love to tread Has roused in me a dreary thought For all the countless […]

In The Night

I longed for companionship rather, But my companions I always wished farther. And now in the desolate night I think […]


Nobody knows what I feel about Freddy I cannot make anyone understand I love him sub specie aet ernitaties I […]

Sunt Leones

The lions who ate the Christians on the sands of the arena By indulging native appetites played was now been […]

Conviction (i)

Christ died for God and me Upon the crucifixion tree For God a spoken Word For me a Sword For […]

Our Bog Is Dood

Our Bog is dood, our Bog is dood, They lisped in accents mild, But when I asked them to explain […]

Bag-Snatching In Dublin

Sisely Walked so nicely With footsteps so discreet To see her pass You’d never guess She walked upon the street. […]

I Remember

It was my bridal night I remember, An old man of seventy-three I lay with my young bride in my […]

Conviction (iv)

I like to get off with people, I like to lie in their arms I like to be held and […]

My Heart Goes Out

My heart goes out to my Creator in love Who gave me Death, as end and remedy. All living creatures […]


I remember the Roman Emperor, one of the cruellest of them, Who used to visit for pleasure his poor prisoners […]

Pad, Pad

I always remember your beautiful flowers And the beautiful kimono you wore When you sat on the couch With that […]

Never Again

Never again will I weep And wring my hands And beat my head against the wall Because Me nolentem fata […]

Nor We Of Her To Him

He said no word of her to us Nor we of her to him, But oh it saddened us to […]

Alone In The Woods

Alone in the woods I felt The bitter hostility of the sky and the trees Nature has taught her creatures […]

The Jungle Husband

Dearest Evelyn, I often think of you Out with the guns in the jungle stew Yesterday I hittapotamus I put […]


He told his life story to Mrs. Courtly Who was a widow. ‘Let us get married shortly’, He said. ‘I […]

Away, Melancholy

Away, melancholy, Away with it, let it go. Are not the trees green, The earth as green? Does not the […]


Happiness is silent, or speaks equivocally for friends, Grief is explicit and her song never ends, Happiness is like England, […]

Not Waving But Drowning

Nobody heard him, the dead man, But still he lay moaning: I was much further out than you thought And […]