English poetry

Poems in English


I who, conceived beneath another star, Had been a prince and played with life, instead Have been its slave, an […]


O happiness, I know not what far seas, Blue hills and deep, thy sunny realms surround, That thus in Music’s […]

Sonnet XIII

I fancied, while you stood conversing there, Superb, in every attitude a queen, Her ermine thus Boadicea bare, So moved […]

Sonnet IV

Up at his attic sill the South wind came And days of sun and storm but never peace. Along the […]

Sonnet 12

Clouds rosy-tinted in the setting sun, Depths of the azure eastern sky between, Plains where the poplar-bordered highways run, Patched […]

Sonnet 10

I have sought Happiness, but it has been A lovely rainbow, baffling all pursuit, And tasted Pleasure, but it was […]

On the Cliffs, Newport

Tonight a shimmer of gold lies mantled o’er Smooth lovely Ocean. Through the lustrous gloom A savor steals from linden […]


Deep in the sloping forest that surrounds The head of a green valley that I know, Spread the fair gardens […]


I have a rendezvous with Death At some disputed barricade, I have a rendezvous with Death At some disputed barricade, […]

The Hosts

Purged, with the life they left, of all That makes life paltry and mean and small, In their new dedication […]

The Sultan’s Palace

My spirit only lived to look on Beauty’s face, As only when they clasp the arms seem served aright; As […]


First, London, for its myriads; for its height, Manhattan heaped in towering stalagmite; But Paris for the smoothness of the […]

Sonnet I

Down the strait vistas where a city street Fades in pale dust and vaporous distances, Stained with far fumes the […]

The Nympholept

There was a boy not above childish fears With steps that faltered now and straining ears, Timid, irresolute, yet dauntless […]

Sonnet 02

Not that I always struck the proper mean Of what mankind must give for what they gain, But, when I […]

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