English poetry

Poems in English

Cousin Nancy

MISS NANCY ELLICOTT Strode across the hills and broke them, Rode across the hills and broke them- The barren New […]

Four Quartets 2: East Coker

I In my beginning is my end. In succession Houses rise and fall, crumble, are extended, Are removed, destroyed, restored, […]

Lune de Miel

ILS ont vu les Pays-Bas, ils rentrent à Terre Haute; Mais une nuit d’été, les voici à Ravenne, A l’aise […]

The Hollow Men

Mistah Kurtz he dead. A penny for the Old Guy I We are the hollow men We are the stuffed […]

Growltiger’s Last Stand

GROWLTIGER was a Bravo Cat, who lived upon a barge; In fact he was the roughest cat that ever roamed […]


Thou hast nor youth nor age But as it were an after dinner sleep Dreaming of both. HERE I am, […]

The Ad-Dressing Of Cats

You’ve read of several kinds of Cat, And my opinion now is that You should need no interpreter To understand […]

Ash Wednesday

I Because I do not hope to turn again Because I do not hope Because I do not hope to […]

Old Deuteronomy

Old Deuteronomy’s lived a long time; He’s a Cat who has lived many lives in succession. He was famous in […]

Mr. Mistoffelees

You ought to know Mr. Mistoffelees! The Original Conjuring Cat (There can be no doubt about that). Please listen to […]

A Cooking Egg

En l’an trentiesme do mon aage Que toutes mes hontes j’ay beues… PIPIT sate upright in her chair Some distance […]

Sweeney among the Nightingales

APENECK SWEENEY spreads his knees Letting his arms hang down to laugh, The zebra stripes along his jaw Swelling to […]


I THE WINTER evening settles down With smell of steaks in passageways. Six o’clock. The burnt-out ends of smoky days. […]

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 […]

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