English poetry

Poems in English

Spring Quiet

Gone were but the Winter, Come were but the Spring, I would go to a covert Where the birds sing; […]

An Apple-Gathering

I plucked pink blossoms from mine apple tree And wore them all that evening in my hair: Then in due […]

Dream Land

Where sunless rivers weep Their waves into the deep, She sleeps a charmed sleep: Awake her not. Led by a […]

Later life

Something this foggy day, a something which Is neither of this fog nor of today, Has set me dreaming of […]


Remember me when I am gone away, Gone far away into the silent land; When you can no more hold […]

In The Willow Shade

I sat beneath a willow tree, Where water falls and calls; While fancies upon fancies solaced me, Some true, and […]


Come to me in the silence of the night; Come in the speaking silence of a dream; Come with soft […]

No, Thank You John

I never said I loved you, John: Why will you tease me day by day, And wax a weariness to […]

The Thread of Life

I The irresponsive silence of the land, The irresponsive sounding of the sea, Speak both one message of one sense […]

Winter: My Secret

I tell my secret? No indeed, not I: Perhaps some day, who knows? But not today; it froze, and blows, […]


THE irresponsive silence of the land, The irresponsive sounding of the sea, Speak both one message of one sense to […]

Who shall deliver me?

God strengthen me to bear myself; That heaviest weight of all to bear, Inalienable weight of care. All others are […]


I cannot tell you how it was, But this I know: it came to pass Upon a bright and sunny […]

Holy Innocents

Sleep, little Baby, sleep, The holy Angels love thee, And guard thy bed, and keep A blessed watch above thee. […]

At Home

When I was dead, my spirit turned To seek the much-frequented house: I passed the door, and saw my friends […]

In Progress

Ten years ago it seemed impossible That she should ever grow so calm as this, With self-remembrance in her warmest […]

Bride Song

From ‘The Prince’s Progress’ TOO late for love, too late for joy, Too late, too late! You loiter’d on the […]

What Would I Give

What would I give for a heart of flesh to warm me through, Instead of this heart of stone ice-cold […]


I sigh at day-dawn, and I sigh When the dull day is passing by. I sigh at evening, and again […]

In An Artist’s Studio

One face looks out from all his canvasses, One selfsame figure sits or walks or leans; We found her hidden […]

Promises Like Pie-Crust

Promise me no promises, So will I not promise you: Keep we both our liberties, Never false and never true: […]

From “Later Life”

VI We lack, yet cannot fix upon the lack: Not this, nor that; yet somewhat, certainly. We see the things […]

Sleeping at last

Sleeping at last, the trouble and tumult over, Sleeping at last, the struggle and horror past, Cold and white, out […]

A Better Ressurection

I have no wit, no words, no tears; My heart within me like a stone Is numbed too much for […]


DOES the road wind uphill all the way? Yes, to the very end. Will the day’s journey take the whole […]

Marvel of Marvels

MARVEL of marvels, if I myself shall behold With mine own eyes my King in His city of gold; Where […]

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