English poetry

Poems in English

Journey Into The Interior

In the long journey out of the self, There are many detours, washed-out interrupted raw places Where the shale slides […]

The Survivor

I am twenty-four Led to slaughter I survived. The following are empty synonyms: Man and beast Love and hate Friend […]

The Storm

1 Against the stone breakwater, Only an ominous lapping, While the wind whines overhead, Coming down from the mountain, Whistling […]

The Far Field

I I dream of journeys repeatedly: Of flying like a bat deep into a narrowing tunnel Of driving alone, without […]

Elegy For Jane

(My student, thrown by a horse) I remember the neckcurls, limp and damp as tendrils; And her quick look, a […]


This urge, wrestle, resurrection of dry sticks, Cut stems struggling to put down feet, What saint strained so much, Rose […]


I saw a young snake glide Out of the mottled shade And hang, limp on a stone: A thin mouth, […]

Pickle Belt

The fruit rolled by all day. They prayed the cogs would creep; They thought about Saturday pay, And Sunday sleep. […]

I Knew A Woman

I knew a woman, lovely in her bones, When small birds sighed, she would sigh back at them; Ah, when […]

The Saginaw Song

In Saginaw, in Saginaw, The wind blows up your feet, When the ladies’ guild puts on a feed, There’s beans […]


I have known the inexorable sadness of pencils, Neat in their boxes, dolor of pad and paper weight, All the […]

The Return

Suddenly the window will open And Mother will call It’s time to come in The wall will part I will […]

The Sloth

In moving-slow he has no Peer. You ask him something in his Ear, He thinks about it for a Year; […]

Root Cellar

Nothing would sleep in that cellar, dank as a ditch, Bulbs broke out of boxes hunting for chinks in the […]

The Geranium

When I put her out, once, by the garbage pail, She looked so limp and bedraggled, So foolish and trusting, […]

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