English poetry

Poems in English

Psalm XXIII

The shepherd Christ from heav’n arriv’d, My flesh and spirit feeds; I shall not therefore be depriv’d Of all my […]

Where’s the Poker?

The poker lost, poor Susan storm’d, And all the rites of rage perform’d; As scolding, crying, swearing, sweating, Abusing, fidgetting, […]

A Song to David (excerpt)

Sweet is the dew that falls betimes, And drops upon the leafy limes; Sweet Hermon’s fragrant air: Sweet is the […]

The Pig

In ev’ry age, and each profession, Men err the most by prepossession; But when the thing is clearly shown, And […]

On My Wife’s Birth-Day

‘Tis Nancy’s birth-day raise your strains, Ye nymphs of the Parnassian plains, And sing with more than usual glee To […]

The Sweets of Evening

The sweets of evening charm the mind, Sick of the sultry day; The body then no more confin’d, But exercise […]

Jubilate Agno: Fragment C

Let Ramah rejoice with Cochineal. Let Gaba rejoice with the Prickly Pear, which the Cochineal feeds on. Let Nebo rejoice […]

Jubilate Agno: Fragment D

Let Dew, house of Dew rejoice with Xanthenes a precious stone of an amber colour. Let Round, house of Round […]

Epistle to Mrs. Tyler

It ever was allow’d, dear Madam, Ev’n from the days of father Adam, Of all perfection flesh is heir to, […]

A Song To David

I O THOU, that sit’st upon a throne, With harp of high majestic tone, To praise the King of kings; […]

Jubilate Agno: Fragment A

Rejoice in God, O ye Tongues; give the glory to the Lord, and the Lamb. Nations, and languages, and every […]

The Long-Nosed Fair

Once on a time I fair Dorinda kiss’d, Whose nose was too distinguish’d to be miss’d; My dear, says I, […]