English poetry

Poems in English

The Forsaken

I Once in the winter Out on a lake In the heart of the north-land, Far from the Fort And […]


Set within a desert lone, Circled by an arid sea, Stands a figure carved in stone, Where a fountain used […]

The Height of Land

Here is the height of land: The watershed on either hand Goes down to Hudson Bay Or Lake Superior; The […]

The Message

Wind of the gentle summer night, Dwell in the lilac tree, Sway the blossoms clustered light, Then blow over to […]

The Onondaga Madonna

She stands full-throated and with careless pose, This woman of a weird and waning race, The tragic savage lurking in […]

Night Hymns on Lake Nipigon

Here in the midnight, where the dark mainland and island Shadows mingle in shadow deeper, profounder, Sing we the hymns […]

Rain and the Robin

A ROBIN in the morning, In the morning early, Sang a song of warning, “There’ll be rain, there’ll be rain.” […]

Stone Breaking

March wind rough Clashed the trees, Flung the snow; Breaking stones, In the cold, Germans slow Toiled and toiled; Arrowy […]


With a golden rolling sound Booming came a bell, From the aery in the tower Eagles fell; So with regal […]

Rapids at Night

Here at the roots of the mountains, Between the sombre legions of cedars and tamaracks, The rapids charge the ravine: […]