English poetry

Poems in English

Turns

I thought it made me look more ‘working class’ (as if a bit of chequered cloth could bridge that gap!) […]

Marked with D

When the chilled dough of his flesh went in an oven Not unlike those he fuelled all his life, I […]

Book Ends

I Baked the day she suddenly dropped dead We chew it slowly that last apple pie. Shocked into sleeplessness you’re […]

Long Distance I

Your bed’s got two wrong sides. You life’s all grouse. I let your phone-call take its dismal course: Ah can’t […]

Long Distance II

Though my mother was already two years dead Dad kept her slippers warming by the gas, Put hot water bottles […]

V

‘My father still reads the dictionary every day. He says your life depends on your power to master words.’ Arthur […]

National Trust

Bottomless pits. There’s on in Castleton, And stout upholders of our law and order One day thought its depth worth […]

Heredity

How you became a poet’s a mystery! Wherever did you get your talent from? I say: I had two uncles, […]