English poetry

Poems in English

Why

FOR a name unknown, Whose fame unblown Sleeps in the hills For ever and aye; For her who hears The […]

A Song before Sailing

Wind of the dead men’s feet, Blow down the empty street Of this old city by the sea With news […]

A Creature Catechism

I Soul, what art thou in the tribes of the sea? LORD, said a flying fish, Below the foundations of […]

The Eavesdropper

In a still room at hush of dawn, My Love and I lay side by side And heard the roaming […]

The Heart of Night

When all the stars are sown Across the night-blue space, With the immense unknown, In silence face to face. We […]

White Nassau

There is fog upon the river, there is mirk upon the town; You can hear the groping ferries as they […]

Veni Creator

I LORD of the grass and hill, Lord of the rain, White Overlord of will, Master of pain, I who […]

The Ships of Yule

When I was just a little boy, Before I went to school, I had a fleet of forty sail I […]