English poetry

Poems in English


THE GHOST

SOFTLY as brown-eyed Angels rove I will return to thy alcove, And glide upon the night to thee, Treading the […]

THE TEMPTATION

THE Demon, in my chamber high, This morning came to visit me, And, thinking he would find some fault, He […]

The Sick Muse

My impoverished muse, alas! What have you for me this morning? Your empty eyes are stocked with nocturnal visions, In […]

BEAUTY

I AM as lovely as a dream in stone, And this my heart where each finds death in turn, Inspires […]

Travelling Bohemians

The prophetic tribe of the ardent eyes Yesterday they took the road, holding their babies On their backs, delivering to […]

The Albatross

Often, to amuse themselves, the crew of the ship Would fell an albatross, the largest of sea birds, Indolent companions […]

SPLEEN

I’M like some king in whose corrupted veins Flows agиd blood; who rules a land of rains; Who, young in […]

REVERSIBILITY

ANGEL of gaiety, have you tasted grief? Shame and remorse and sobs and weary spite, And the vague terrors of […]

BALCONY

MOTHER of memories, mistress of mistresses, O thou, my pleasure, thou, all my desire, Thou shalt recall the beauty of […]

The Enemy

My youth was nothing but a black storm Crossed now and then by brilliant suns. The thunder and the rain […]

A FORMER LIFE

LONG since, I lived beneath vast porticoes, By many ocean-sunsets tinged and fired, Where mighty pillars, in majestic rows, Seemed […]

CONTEMPLATION

THOU, O my Grief, be wise and tranquil still, The eve is thine which even now drops down, To carry […]

Benediction

When, by decree of the supreme power, The Poet appears in this annoyed world, His mother, blasphemous out of horror […]

L'Invitation au Voyage

Mon enfant, ma soeur, Songe à la douceur, D’aller là-bas, vivre ensemble! Aimer à loisir, Aimer et mourir, Au pays […]

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