English poetry

Poems in English

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 […]

The Naming Of Cats

The Naming of Cats is a difficult matter, It isn’t just one of your holiday games; You may think at […]

Aunt Helen

MISS HELEN SLINGSBY was my maiden aunt, And lived in a small house near a fashionable square Cared for by […]

The Hippopotamus

Similiter et omnes revereantur Diaconos, ut mandatum Jesu Christi; et Episcopum, ut Jesum Christum, existentem filium Patris; Presbyteros autem, ut […]

The Rum Tum Tugger

The Rum Tum Tugger is a Curious Cat: If you offer him pheasant he would rather have grouse. If you […]

The Song Of The Jellicles

Jellicle Cats come out tonight, Jellicle Cats come one come all: The Jellicle Moon is shining bright Jellicles come to […]

Four Quartets 4: Little Gidding

I Midwinter spring is its own season Sempiternal though sodden towards sundown, Suspended in time, between pole and tropic. When […]

Portrait of a Lady

Thou hast committed- Fornication: but that was in another country, And besides, the wench is dead. The Jew of Malta. […]

La Figlia che Piange

O quam te memorem virgo… STAND on the highest pavement of the stair- Lean on a garden urn- Weave, weave […]

The Boston Evening Transcript

THE READERS of the Boston Evening Transcript Sway in the wind like a field of ripe corn. When evening quickens […]

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