English poetry

Poems in English

Loitering with a Vacant Eye

Loitering with a vacant eye Along the Grecian gallery, And brooding on my heavy ill, I met a statue standing […]

Could Man Be Drunk Forever

Could man be drunk for ever With liquor, love, or fights, Lief should I rouse at morning And lief lie […]

Fragment of a Greek Tragedy

CHORUS: O suitably-attired-in-leather-boots Head of a traveller, wherefore seeking whom Whence by what way how purposed art thou come To […]

Eight O’Clock

He stood, and heard the steeple Sprinkle the quarters on the morning town. One, two, three, four, to market-place and […]

Epitaph On An Army of Mercenaries

These, in the day when heaven was falling, The hour when earth’s foundations fled, Followed their mercenary calling And took […]

The Welsh Marches

High the vanes of Shrewsbury gleam Islanded in Severn stream; The bridges from the steepled crest Cross the water east […]

To An Athlete Dying Young

The time you won your town the race We chaired you through the market-place; Man and boy stood cheering by, […]

The Merry Guide

Once in the wind of morning I ranged the thymy wold; The world-wide air was azure And all the brooks […]

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