English poetry

Poems in English

Long Odds

How many million galaxies there are Who knows? and each has countless stars in it, And each rolls through eternities […]

The Four Winds

The South wind said to the palms: My lovers sing me psalms; But are they as warm as those That […]

Boo to Buddha

So it is eighteen years, Helena, since we met! A season so endears, Nor you nor I forget The fresh […]

The Five Adorations

I praise Thee, God, whose rays upstart beneath the Bright And Morning Star: Nowit asali fardh salat assobhi allahu akbar. […]

Elegy

Here rests beneath this hospitable spot A youth to flats and flatties not unknown. The Plymouth Brethren gave it to […]

The Atheist

Nor thou, Habib, nor I are glad, When rosy limbs and sweat entwine; But rapture drowns the sense and self, […]

At Sea

As night hath stars, more rare than ships In ocean, faint from pole to pole, So all the wonder of […]

The Hermit

AN ATTACK ON BARBERCRAFT [Dedicated to George Cecil Jones] At last an end of all I hoped and feared! Muttered […]

The Interpreter

Mother of Light, and the Gods! Mother of Music, awake! Silence and speech are at odds; Heaven and Hell are […]

Independence

Come to my arms – is it eve? is it morn? Is Apollo awake? Is Diana reborn? Are the streams […]

At Bordj-an-Nus

El Arabi! El Arabi! Burn in thy brilliance, mine own! O Beautiful! O Barbarous! Seductive as a serpent is That […]

Lyric of Love to Leah

Come, my darling, let us dance To the moon that beckons us To dissolve our love in trance Heedless of […]

Arhan

When the chill of earth black-breasted is uplifted at the Glance Of the red sun million-crested, and the forest blossoms […]

The Tent

Only the stars endome the lonely camp, Only the desert leagues encompass it; Waterless wastes, a wilderness of wit, Embattled […]

The Titanic

Forth flashed the serpent streak of steel, Consummate crown of man’s device; Down crashed upon an immobile And brainless barrier […]

The Pentagram

[Dedicated to George Raffalovich] In the Years of the Primal Course, in the dawn of terrestrial Birth, Man mastered the […]

Hymn to Pan

Thrill with lissome lust of the light, O man! My man! Come careering out of the night Of Pan! Io […]

Ave Adonai

[Dedicated to G. M. Marston] Pale as the night that pales In the dawn’s pearl-pure pavillion, I wait for thee, […]

The Priestess of Panormita

Hear me, Lord of the Stars! For thee I have worshipped ever With stains and sorrows and scars, With joyful, […]

Thanatos Basileos

The serpent dips his head beneath the sea His mother, source of all his energy Eternal, thence to draw the […]

The Hawk and the Babe

[Dedicated to Raymond Radclyffe] I am that hawk of gold Proud in adamantine poise On the pillars of torqoise, See, […]

Prologue to Rodin in Rime

To Kathleen- Nor I can give, nor you can take; endures The simple truth of me that is yours. Is […]

Happy Dust

For Margot Snow that fallest from heaven, bear me aloft on thy wings To the domes of the star-girdled Seven, […]

Linoz Isidoz

Lo! I lament. Fallen is the sixfold Star: Slain is Asar. O twinned with me in the womb of Night! […]

The Rose and the Cross

Out of the seething cauldron of my woes, Where sweets and salt and bitterness I flung; Where charmed music gathered […]

The Ladder

[Dedicated to K. M. Ward] “I will arise and go unto my father” MALKUTH Dark, dark all dark! I cower, […]

The Quest

A part, immutable, unseen, Being, before itself had been, Became. Like dew a triple queen Shone as the void uncovered: […]

The Mantra-Yoga

I How should I seek to make a song for thee When all my music is to moan thy name? […]

Power

The mighty sound of forests murmuring In answer to the dread command; The stars that shudder when their king Extends […]

Adela

Jupiter Mars P Moon VENEZIA, “May” 19″th”, 1910. Jupiter’s foursquare blaze of gold and blue Rides on the moon, a […]

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