English poetry

Poems in English

The City

You said: “I’ll go to another country, go to another shore, Find another city better than this one. Whatever I […]


My work, I’m very careful about it, and I love it. But today I’m discouraged by how slowly it’s going. […]

As Much As You Can

Even if you cannot shape your life as you want it, At least try this As much as you can; […]


From all I’ve done and all I’ve said Let them not seek to find who I’ve been. An obstacle stood […]


Without consideration, without pity, without shame They have built great and high walls around me. And now I sit here […]

Apollonius Of Tyana In Rhodes

Apollonius was talking about Proper education and conduct with a young Man who was building a luxurious House in Rhodes. […]


As you set out for Ithaka Hope your road is a long one, Full of adventure, full of discovery. Laistrygonians, […]

In Harbor

A young man, twenty eight years old, on a vessel from Tenos, Emes arrived at this Syrian harbor With the […]


We interrupt the work of the gods, Hasty and inexperienced beings of the moment. In the palaces of Eleusis and […]

Envoys From Alexandria

They had not seen, for ages, such beautiful gifts in Delphi As these that had been sent by the two […]

Days Of 1903

I never found them again the things so quickly lost…. The poetic eyes, the pale Face…. in the dusk of […]

Waiting For The Barbarians

What are we waiting for, assembled in the forum? The barbarians are due here today. Why isn’t anything happening in […]

In 200 B. C

“Alexander son of Philip, and the Greeks except the Lacedaemonians “ We can very well imagine That they were utterly […]

On An Italian Shore

Kimos, son of Menedoros, a young Greek-Italian, Devotes his life to amusing himself, Like most young men in Greater Greece […]

Half An Hour

I never had you, nor will I ever have you I suppose. A few words, an approach As in the […]


The days of our future stand in front of us Like a row of little lit candles Golden, warm, and […]


I do not question whether I am happy or unhappy. Yet there is one thing that I keep gladly in […]

Hidden Things

Let them not seek to discover who I was From all that I have done and said. An obstacle was […]


The poet Phernazis is composing The important part of his epic poem. How Darius, son of Hystaspes, Assumed the kingdom […]

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