English poetry

Poems in English


1 To sing of Wars, of Captains, and of Kings, 2 Of Cities founded, Common-wealths begun, 3 For my mean […]

Another (II)

As loving hind that (hartless) wants her deer, Scuds through the woods and fern with hark’ning ear, Perplext, in every […]

The Four Ages of Man

1.1 Lo now! four other acts upon the stage, 1.2 Childhood, and Youth, the Manly, and Old-age. 1.3 The first: […]


1 Sometime now past in the Autumnal Tide, 2 When Ph{oe}bus wanted but one hour to bed, 3 The trees […]

The Flesh and the Spirit

In secret place where once I stood Close by the Banks of Lacrim flood, I heard two sisters reason on […]

A Letter to Her Husband

Absent upon Public Employment My head, my heart, mine eyes, my life, nay more, My joy, my magazine, of earthly […]


Phoebus make haste, the day’s too long, be gone, The silent night’s the fittest time for moan; But stay this […]