English poetry

Poems in English

Ageing Schoolmaster

And now another autumn morning finds me With chalk dust on my sleeve and in my breath, Preoccupied with vague, […]

Juan In Middle Age

The appetite which leads him to her bed Is not unlike the lust of boys for cake Except he knows […]

Incendiary

That one small boy with a face like pallid cheese And burnt-out little eyes could make a blaze As brazen, […]

Death In The Lounge Bar

The bar he went inside was not A place he often visited; He welcomed anonymity; No one to switch inquisitive […]

A City Remembered

Unlovely city, to which few tourists come With squinting cameras and alien hats; Left under a cloud by those who […]

Where Shall We Go?

Waiting for her in the usual bar He finds she’s late again. Impatience frets at him, But not the fearful, […]

Schoolroom On A Wet Afternoon

The unrelated paragraphs of morning Are forgotten now; the severed heads of kings Rot by the misty Thames; the roses […]

The Men Who Wear My Clothes

Sleepless I lay last night and watched the slow Procession of the men who wear my clothes: First, the grey […]

Lesson In Grammar

THE SENTENCE Perhaps I can make it plain by analogy. Imagine a machine, not yet assembled, Each part being quite […]

Makers And Creatures

It is a curious experience And one you”re bound to know, though probably In other realms than that of literature, […]