English poetry

Poems in English

The Night-Fire

No engines shrieking rescue storm the night, And hose and hydrant cannot here avail; The flames laugh high and fling […]

The Spanish Needle

Lovely dainty Spanish needle With your yellow flower and white, Dew bedecked and softly sleeping, Do you think of me […]

La Paloma in London

About Soho we went before the light; We went, unresting six, craving new fun, New scenes, new raptures, for the […]

A Memory of June

When June comes dancing o’er the death of May, With scarlet roses tinting her green breast, And mating thrushes ushering […]

One Year After

I Not once in all our days of poignant love, Did I a single instant give to thee My undivided […]

The White House

Your door is shut against my tightened face, And I am sharp as steel with discontent; But I possess the […]

Thirst

My spirit wails for water, water now! My tongue is aching dry, my throat is hot For water, fresh rain […]

Home Thoughts

Oh something just now must be happening there! That suddenly and quiveringly here, Amid the city’s noises, I must think […]

Adolescence

There was a time when in late afternoon The four-o’clocks would fold up at day’s close Pink-white in prayer, and […]

I Know My Soul

I plucked my soul out of its secret place, And held it to the mirror of my eye, To see […]

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