Tag Archives: English Poems

Winter Poem – Laurie Lee

Tonight the wind gnaws with teeth of glass The jackdaw shivers in caged branches of iron The stars have talons There is hunger in the mouth of vole and badger Silver agonies of breath in the nostril of the fox … Continue reading

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Poem – Why Does It Happen To Me

Why does it happen to me What’s that on your….. Face you’ve got white all round, Your mouth said the RAC guy, Looking in the rear view mirror, Oh no it’s toothpaste said I. What’s that in your…. Hair it’s … Continue reading

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County Guy – Sir Walter Scott

Ah! County Guy, the hour is nigh, The sun has left the lea, The orange flower perfumes the bower, The breeze is on the sea. The lark his lay who thrill’d all day Sits hush’d his partner nigh: Breeze, bird, … Continue reading

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Nursing Home Blues – Angelo Ventresco

Oh how I miss those walks in the park, where birds would sing and dogs did bark. Nuts for the pigeons and some for the squiriels, swan boats dfift by leaving watery swirls. Happy laughter of children floated by as … Continue reading

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man alone – louise bogan

It is yourself you seek In a long rage, Scanning through light and darkness Mirrors, the page, Where should reflected be Those eyes and that thick hair, That passionate look, that laughter. You should appear Within the book, or doubled, … Continue reading

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Poem – Consolation

How agreeable it is not to be touring Italy this summer, wandering her cities and ascending her torrid hill towns. How much better to cruise these local, familiar streets, fully grasping the meaning of every roadsign and billboard and all … Continue reading

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Poem – Embrace

You know the parlor trick. wrap your arms around your own body and from the back it looks like someone is embracing you her hands grasping your shirt her fingernails teasing your neck from the front it is another story … Continue reading

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