English poetry

Poems in English

A Dream

In visions of the dark night I have dreamed of joy departed- But a waking dream of life and light […]

The City In The Sea

Lo! Death has reared himself a throne In a strange city lying alone Far down within the dim West, Where […]


In Heaven a spirit doth dwell “Whose heart-strings are a lute”; None sing so wildly well As the angel Israfel, […]

The Sleeper

At midnight, in the month of June, I stand beneath the mystic moon. An opiate vapor, dewy, dim, Exhales from […]

The Coliseum

Type of the antique Rome! Rich reliquary Of lofty contemplation left to Time By buried centuries of pomp and power! […]

To One Departed

Seraph! thy memory is to me Like some enchanted far-off isle In some tumultuous sea – Some ocean vexed as […]


Gaily bedight, A gallant knight, In sunshine and in shadow, Had journeyed long, Singing a song, In search of Eldorado. […]

An Enigma

“Seldom we find,” says Solomon Don Dunce, “Half an idea in the profoundest sonnet. Through all the flimsy things we […]


A dark unfathomed tide Of interminable pride – A mystery, and a dream, Should my early life seem; I say […]


How often we forget all time, when lone Admiring Nature’s universal throne; Her woods – her wilds – her mountains […]


Oh! that my young life were a lasting dream! My spirit not awakening, till the beam Of an Eternity should […]

To Helen 2

I saw thee once – once only – years ago: I must not say how many – but not many. […]

To Helen 1

Helen, thy beauty is to me Like those Nicæan barks of yore, That gently, o’er a perfumed sea, The weary, […]

A Dream Within A Dream

Take this kiss upon the brow! And, in parting from you now, Thus much let me avow You are not […]


Ah, broken is the golden bowl! the spirit flown forever! Let the bell toll!- a saintly soul floats on the […]

To M. L. S

Of all who hail thy presence as the morning- Of all to whom thine absence is the night- The blotting […]

The Conqueror Worm

Lo! ’tis a gala night Within the lonesome latter years. An angel throng, bewinged, bedight In veils, and drowned in […]

The Haunted Palace

In the greenest of our valleys By good angels tenanted, Once a fair and stately palace- Radiant palace – reared […]

In the Greenest of our Valleys

I. In the greenest of our valleys, By good angels tenanted, Once fair and stately palace Radiant palace reared its […]

Sonnet – To Science

Science! true daughter of Old Time thou art! Who alterest all things with thy peering eyes. Why preyest thou thus […]


From childhood’s hour I have not been As others were; I have not seen As others saw; I could not […]

The Bells

I Hear the sledges with the bells- Silver bells! What a world of merriment their melody foretells! How they tinkle, […]

Evening Star

‘Twas noontide of summer, And mid-time of night; And stars, in their orbits, Shone pale, thro’ the light Of the […]

Al Aaraaf

PART I O! nothing earthly save the ray (Thrown back from flowers) of Beauty’s eye, As in those gardens where […]

A Valentine

For her this rhyme is penned, whose luminous eyes, Brightly expressive as the twins of Leda, Shall find her own […]

Annabel Lee

It was many and many a year ago, In a kingdom by the sea, That a maiden there lived whom […]


Romance, who loves to nod and sing With drowsy head and folded wing Among the green leaves as they shake […]

For Annie

Thank Heaven! the crisis – The danger is past, And the lingering illness Is over at last – And the […]

Bridal Ballad

The ring is on my hand, And the wreath is on my brow; Satin and jewels grand Are all at […]

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