English poetry

Poems in English

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 […]

Sonnet – Silence

There are some qualities – some incorporate things, That have a double life, which thus is made A type of […]

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