English poetry

Poems in English

Conversation Galante

I OBSERVE: “Our sentimental friend the moon! Or possibly (fantastic, I confess) It may be Prester John’s balloon Or an […]

Mélange Adultère de Tout

EN Amerique, professeur; En Angleterre, journaliste; C’est à grands pas et en sueur Que vous suivrez à peine ma piste. […]

Gus: The Theatre Cat

Gus is the Cat at the Theatre Door. His name, as I ought to have told you before, Is really […]

Dans le Restaurant

LE garçon délabré qui n’a rien à faire Que de se gratter les doigts et se pencher sur mon épaule: […]

Rhapsody on a Windy Night

TWELVE o’clock. Along the reaches of the street Held in a lunar synthesis, Whispering lunar incantations Dissolve the floors of […]


As she laughed I was aware of becoming involved in her laughter and being part of it, until her teeth […]

Morning at the Window

THEY are rattling breakfast plates in basement kitchens, And along the trampled edges of the street I am aware of […]

Le Directeur

MALHEUR à la malheureuse Tamise Qui coule si preès du Spectateur. Le directeur Conservateur Du Spectateur Empeste la brise. Les […]

Macavity: The Mystery Cat

Macavity’s a Mystery Cat: he’s called the Hidden Paw For he’s the master criminal who can defy the Law. He’s […]

Skimbleshanks: The Railway Cat

There’s a whisper down the line at 11.39 When the Night Mail’s ready to depart, Saying “Skimble where is Skimble […]

Sweeney Erect

And the trees about me, Let them be dry and leafless; let the rocks Groan with continual surges; and behind […]

Mr. Apollinax

WHEN Mr. Apollinax visited the United States His laughter tinkled among the teacups. I thought of Fragilion, that shy figure […]

The Old Gumbie Cat

I have a Gumbie Cat in mind, her name is Jennyanydots; Her coat is of the tabby kind, with tiger […]

Whispers of Immortality

WEBSTER was much possessed by death And saw the skull beneath the skin; And breastless creatures under ground Leaned backward […]

The Waste Land

The Waste Land By T. S. Eliot “Nam Sibyllam quidem Cumis ego ipse oculis meis Vidi in ampulla pendere, et […]

Mungojerrie And Rumpelteazer

Mungojerrie and Rumpelteazer were a very notorious couple of cats. As knockabout clown, quick-change comedians, tight-rope walkers and acrobats They […]

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