English poetry

Poems in English

A SIMPLE SONG

Come to me with the full moon, Tell me a word or two, All the garden will be soon Sprinkled […]

PROPERTIUS

Desine, Paulle, meum lacrimis urgere sepulcrum: nempe tuas lacrimas litora surda bibent. Propertius, IV.11 Don’t cry for me, for only […]

DIONYSUS

Somewhere, suspended in facetless space, The vine is spiralling, shown in the distance, with loosened hair: The farther the eye […]

EIGHT EPITAPHS

I. You liked your scrolls? — Here they are. The manuscript of your book? — Here it is. Your wine […]

RUN AND WON

When you entered the workshop, I was already here. How many statues, and torsos, and heads! Like remains of the […]

CAPTAIN WHO VOYAGES NO MORE

Troubled slumbering of things, the curtain blown aside By the gush of the salty wind, the advent of the tide […]

NO ONE EVER COMES

Eupatius thought: “Give him a thousand horses, A thousand bridles of eloquent gold. Wash his feet, feed him well, show […]

BROKEN CLAVECIN

for every windי’s emotionless blast Brings shreds of feathers with their dance of loss Rotating leaves of faded rainbow-trees And […]

EXCHANGE

Today your things depart. Your faience cup Fell off the table at sunrise and cracked. Your old grey dog did […]

THE TERRESTRIAL

The air heaving like a wounded fish, Breathing through its purplish sandy gills, Letting in the salty gale, fluttering its […]

WREATH OF SONNETS

To Jena Woodhouse This way of minutes miserably mixed With their own blinks misunderstood By birds and trees, this eye-born […]

FIRST LETTER

We crossed to the other side, the burgee of the boat Ceased flapping and lagged behind like a dead wing. […]

SONNETS TO EUROPA

Frost apple on a knotted whirling bough Of dark becoming where it cannot be. So much both for the soil […]