English poetry

Poems in English

An Orphan’s Lament

She’s gone and twice the summer’s sun Has gilt Regina’s towers, And melted wild Angora’s snows, And warmed Exina’s bowers. […]

Past Days

‘Tis strange to think, there was a time When mirth was not an empty name, When laughter really cheered the […]

A Word To The ‘Elect’

You may rejoice to think yourselves secure; You may be grateful for the gift divine That grace unsought, which made […]

Self-Congratulation

Ellen, you were thoughtless once Of beauty or of grace, Simple and homely in attire, Careless of form and face; […]

Music on Christmas Morning

Music I love -­ but never strain Could kindle raptures so divine, So grief assuage, so conquer pain, And rouse […]

The Narrow Way

Believe not those who say The upward path is smooth, Lest thou shouldst stumble in the way And faint before […]

The Consolation

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

Retirement

O, let me be alone a while, No human form is nigh. And may I sing and muse aloud, No […]

Dreams

While on my lonely couch I lie, I seldom feel myself alone, For fancy fills my dreaming eye With scenes […]

Gloomily the Clouds

Gloomily the clouds are sailing O’er the dimly moonlit sky; Dolefully the wind is wailing; Not another sound is nigh; […]

The Doubter’s Prayer

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

If This Be All

O God! if this indeed be all That Life can show to me; If on my aching brow may fall […]

Home

How brightly glistening in the sun The woodland ivy plays! While yonder beeches from their barks Reflect his silver rays. […]

The Bluebell

A fine and subtle spirit dwells In every little flower, Each one its own sweet feeling breathes With more or […]

A Word To The Calvinists

You may rejoice to think yourselves secure, You may be grateful for the gift divine, That grace unsought which made […]

Severed and Gone

Severed and gone, so many years! And art thou still so dear to me, That throbbing heart and burning tears […]

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