English poetry

Poems in English

Apostasy

THIS last denial of my faith, Thou, solemn Priest, hast heard; And, though upon my bed of death, I call […]

Winter Stores

WE take from life one little share, And say that this shall be A space, redeemed from toil and care, […]

Mementos

ARRANGING long-locked drawers and shelves Of cabinets, shut up for years, What a strange task we’ve set ourselves! How still […]

Frances

SHE will not sleep, for fear of dreams, But, rising, quits her restless bed, And walks where some beclouded beams […]

Passion

SOME have won a wild delight, By daring wilder sorrow; Could I gain thy love to-night, I’d hazard death to-morrow. […]

Stanzas

IF thou be in a lonely place, If one hour’s calm be thine, As Evening bends her placid face O’er […]

The Wife’s Will

SIT still­a word­a breath may break (As light airs stir a sleeping lake,) The glassy calm that soothes my woes, […]

The Teacher’s Monologue

The room is quiet, thoughts alone People its mute tranquillity; The yoke put on, the long task done,­ I am, […]

Gilbert

I. THE GARDEN. ABOVE the city hung the moon, Right o’er a plot of ground Where flowers and orchard-trees were […]

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