English poetry

Poems in English

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, […]

Aloof

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 […]

May

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 […]

Sappho

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 […]

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