English poetry

Poems in English

The New Mistress

“Oh, sick I am to see you, will you never let me be? You may be good for something, but […]

Bredon Hill

In summertime on Bredon The bells they sound so clear; Round both the shires they ring them In steeples far […]

Terence, This is Stupid Stuff

‘TERENCE, this is stupid stuff: You eat your victuals fast enough; There can’t be much amiss, ’tis clear, To see […]

When I Was One-and-Twenty

When I was one-and-twenty I heard a wise man say, “Give crowns and pounds and guineas But not your heart […]

Hughley Steeple

LXI The vane on Hughley steeple Veers bright, a far-known sign, And there lie Hughley people, And there lie friends […]

The Carpenter’s Son

“Here the hangman stops his cart: Now the best of friends must part. Fare you well, for ill fare I: […]

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 […]

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