English poetry

Poems in English

Airly Beacon

Airly Beacon, Airly Beacon; Oh, the pleasant sight to see Shires and towns from Airly Beacon, While my love climbed […]

Easter Week

See the land, her Easter keeping, Rises as her Maker rose. Seeds, so long in darkness sleeping, Burst at last […]

Dartside, 1849

I cannot tell what you say green leaves, I cannot tell what you say : But I know that there […]

The Three Fishers

1 Three fishers went sailing away to the west, 2 Away to the west as the sun went down; 3 […]

A Farewell

I My fairest child, I have no song to give you; No lark could pipe to skies so dull and […]

Ode to the Northeast Wind

Welcome, wild Northeaster! Shame it is to see Odes to every zephyr; Ne’er a verse to thee. Welcome, black Northeaster! […]

The Last Buccaneer

OH, England is a pleasant place for them that ‘s rich and high; But England is a cruel place for […]


“ARE you ready for your steeplechase, Lorraine, Lorraine, Lorree? Barum, Barum, Barum, Barum, Barum, Barum, Baree. You’re booked to ride […]

Young and Old

1 When all the world is young, lad, 2 And all the trees are green; 3 And every goose a […]

A Myth

A FLOATING, a floating Across the sleeping sea, All night I heard a singing bird Upon the topmast tree. “Oh, […]

The Sands of Dee

1 “O Mary, go and call the cattle home, 2 And call the cattle home, 3 And call the cattle […]