English poetry

Poems in English

Lines Written at Thorp Green

That summer sun, whose genial glow Now cheers my drooping spirit so Must cold and distant be, And only light […]


Oh, I am very weary, Though tears no longer flow; My eyes are tires of weeping, My heart is sick […]


Oppressed with sin and woe, A burdened heart I bear, Opposed by many a mighty foe: But I will not […]

The Captive Dove

Poor restless dove, I pity thee; And when I hear thy plaintive moan, I mourn for thy captivity, And in […]


Brightly the sun of summer shone, Green fields and waving woods upon, And soft winds wandered by; Above, a sky […]

Song 2

Come to the banquet triumph in your songs! Strike up the chords and sing of Victory! The oppressed have risen […]


What though the sun had left my sky; To save me from despair The blessed moon arose on high, And […]

A Hymn

Eternal power of earth and air, Unseen, yet seen in all around, Remote, but dwelling everywhere, Though silent, heard in […]


I love the silent hour of night, For blissful dreams may then arise, Revealing to my charmed sight What may […]

Power of Love

Love, indeed thy strength is mighty Thus, alone, such strife to bear Three ‘gainst one, and never ceasing Death, and […]


Farewell to thee! but not farewell To all my fondest thoughts of thee: Within my heart they still shall dwell; […]

The North Wind

That wind is from the North, I know it well; No other breeze could have so wild a swell. Now […]

A Voice From The Dungeon

I’m buried now; I’ve done with life; I’ve done with hate, revenge and strife; I’ve done with joy, and hope […]


Oh, weep not, love! each tear that springs In those dear eyes of thine, To me a keener suffering brings, […]

Self Communion

‘The mist is resting on the hill; The smoke is hanging in the air; The very clouds are standing still: […]

Last Lines

Jan 7th A dreadful darkness closes in On my bewildered mind; O let me suffer and not sin, Be tortured […]

Mirth And Mourning

‘O cast away your sorrow; A while, at least, be gay! If grief must come tomorrow, At least, be glad […]

A Prayer

My God (oh, let me call Thee mine, Weak, wretched sinner though I be), My trembling soul would fain be […]


We know where deepest lies the snow, And where the frost-winds keenest blow, O’er every mountain’s brow, We long have […]

Alexander And Zenobia

Fair was the evening and brightly the sun Was shining on desert and grove, Sweet were the breezes and balmy […]

Lines Written From Home

Though bleak these woods, and damp the ground With fallen leaves so thickly strown, And cold the wind that wanders […]

The Parting

1 The chestnut steed stood by the gate His noble master’s will to wait, The woody park so green and […]

The Captive’s Dream

Methought I saw him but I knew him not; He was so changed from what he used to be, There […]


I have gone backward in the work, The labour has not sped, Drowsy and dark my spirit lies, Heavy and […]

A Fragment

‘Maiden, thou wert thoughtless once Of beauty or of grace, Simple and homely in attire Careless of form and face. […]

A Reminiscence

YES, thou art gone! and never more Thy sunny smile shall gladden me ; But I may pass the old […]

The Arbour

I’ll rest me in this sheltered bower, And look upon the clear blue sky That smiles upon me through the […]

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