English poetry

Poems in English

To John Donne

Donne, the delight of Phoebus and each Muse Who, to thy one, all other brains refuse; Whose every work of […]

Simplex Munditiis

STILL to be neat, still to be drest, As you were going to a feast; Still to be powder’d, still […]

Epitaph On Elizabeth

Wouldst thou hear what man can say In a little? Reader, stay. Underneath this stone doth lie As much beauty […]

Song To Celia – II

Drink to me only with thine eyes, And I will pledge with mine; Or leave a kiss but in the […]

To Heaven

Good and great God, can I not think of thee But it must straight my melancholy be? Is it interpreted […]

An Ode to Himself

Where dost thou careless lie, Buried in ease and sloth? Knowledge that sleeps doth die; And this security, It is […]

An Elegy

THOUGH beauty be the mark of praise, And yours of whom I sing be such As not the world can […]

A Part of an Ode

to the Immortal Memory and Friendship of that noble pair, Sir Lucius Cary and Sir H. Morison IT is not […]

A Pindaric Ode

THE TURN Brave infant of Saguntum, clear Thy coming forth in that great year, When the prodigious Hannibal did crown […]

Song To Diana

Queen and huntress, chaste and fair, Now the sun is laid to sleep, Seated in thy silver chair State in […]

On Elizabeth L. H

Epitaphs i WOULDST thou hear what Man can say In a little? Reader, stay. Underneath this stone doth lie As […]

The Triumph

SEE the Chariot at hand here of Love, Wherein my Lady rideth! Each that draws is a swan or a […]