English poetry

Poems in English


Alas my brother! the cry of the mourners of old That cried on each other, All crying aloud on the […]

Birth And Death

Birth and death, twin-sister and twin-brother, Night and day, on all things that draw breath, Reign, while time keeps friends […]


Blest in death and life beyond man’s guessing Little children live and die, possest Still of grace that keeps them […]

To A Cat

STATELY, kindly, lordly friend, Condescend Here to sit by me, and turn Glorious eyes that smile and burn, Golden eyes, […]


Unreconciled by life’s fleet years, that fled With changeful clang of pinions wide and wild, Though two great spirits had […]

Hope and Fear

Beneath the shadow of dawn’s aërial cope, With eyes enkindled as the sun’s own sphere, Hope from the front of […]

Hymn Of Man

In the grey beginning of years, in the twilight of things that began, The word of the earth in the […]


At the chill high tide of the night, At the turn of the fluctuant hours, When the waters of time […]


from Atalanta in Calydon When the hounds of spring are on winter’s traces, The mother of months in meadow or […]

The Year of the Rose

From the depths of the green garden-closes Where the summer in darkness dozes Till autumn pluck from his hand An […]


PART I It is an hour before the hour of dawn. Set in mine hand my staff and leave me […]

The Song Of The Standard

Maiden most beautiful, mother most bountiful, lady of lands, Queen and republican, crowned of the centuries whose years are thy […]


Between the wave-ridge and the strand I let you forth in sight of land, Songs that with storm-crossed wings and […]

Prelude – Lohengrin

Love, out of the depth of things, As a dewfall felt from above, From the heaven whence only springs Love, […]

One Of Twain

One of twain, twin-born with flowers that waken, Now hath passed from sense of sun and rain: Wind from off […]


Inside this northern summer’s fold The fields are full of naked gold, Broadcast from heaven on lands it loves; The […]


But now life’s face beholden Seemed bright as heaven’s bare brow With hope of gifts withholden But now. From time’s […]


I. Years upon years, as a course of clouds that thicken Thronging the ways of the wind that shifts and […]


Put in the sickles and reap; For the morning of harvest is red, And the long large ranks of the […]

Aperotos Eros

Strong as death, and cruel as the grave, Clothed with cloud and tempest’s blackening breath, Known of death’s dread self, […]

The Oblation

Ask nothing more of me, sweet; All I can give you I give. Heart of my heart, were it more, […]

In Harbour

I. Goodnight and goodbye to the life whose signs denote us As mourners clothed with regret for the life gone […]


Sleep, when a soul that her own clouds cover Wails that sorrow should always keep Watch, nor see in the […]

A Clasp Of Hands

SOFT, small, and sweet as sunniest flowers That bask in heavenly heat When bud by bud breaks, breathes, and cowers, […]

A Singing Lesson

Far-fetched and dear-bought, as the proverb rehearses, Is good, or was held so, for ladies: but nought In a song […]

Three Faces

I. VENTIMIGLIA The sky and sea glared hard and bright and blank: Down the one steep street, with slow steps […]

The Many

Greene, garlanded with February’s few flowers Ere March came in with Marlowe’s rapturous rage; Peele, from whose hand the sweet […]

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