English poetry

Poems in English

In Fountain Court

The fountain murmuring of sleep, A drowsy tune; The flickering green of leaves that keep The light of June; Peace, […]

At Fontainebleau

IT was a day of sun and rain, Uncertain as a child’s swift moods; And I shall never spend again […]

In the Stalls

My life is like a music-hall, Where, in the impotence of rage, Chained by enchantment to my stall, I see […]

The Andante of Snakes

They weave a slow andante as in sleep, Scaled yellow, swampy black, plague-spotted white; With blue and lidless eyes at […]

The Broken Tryst

That day a fire was in my blood; I could have sung: joy wrapt me round; The men I met […]

Love and Sleep

I have laid sorrow to sleep; Love sleeps. She who oft made me weep Now weeps. I loved, and have […]

You Remain

As a perfume doth remain In the folds where it hath lain, So the thought of you, remaining Deeply folded […]

Gipsy Love

The gipsy tents are on the down, The gipsy girls are here; And it’s O to be off and away […]

Before the Squall

The wind is rising on the sea, The windy white foam-dancers leap; And the sea moans uneasily, And turns to […]

The Old Women

They pass upon their old, tremulous feet, Creeping with little satchels down the street, And they remember, many years ago, […]

Kisses

Sweet, can I sing you the song of your kisses? How soft is this one, how subtle this is, How […]

Javanese Dancers

Twitched strings, the clang of metal, beaten drums, Dull, shrill, continuous, disquieting: And now the stealthy dancer comes Undulantly with […]

The Loom of Dreams

I broider the world upon a loom, I broider with dreams my tapestry; Here in a little lonely room I […]

Amends to Nature

I have loved colours, and not flowers; Their motion, not the swallows wings; And wasted more than half my hours […]

At Burgos

Miraculous silver-work in stone Against the blue miraculous skies, The belfry towers and turrets rise Out of the arches that […]

By Loe Pool

The pool glitters, the fishes leap in the sun With joyous fins, and dive in the pool again; I see […]

Emmy

Emmy’s exquisite youth and her virginal air, Eyes and teeth in the flash of a musical smile, Come to me […]