English poetry

Poems in English

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 […]


Elizabeth, it surely is most fit [Logic and common usage so commanding] In thy own book that first thy name […]

Sonnet – To Zante

Fair isle, that from the fairest of all flowers, Thy gentlest of all gentle names dost take! How many memories […]


I SAW thee on thy bridal day – When a burning blush came o’er thee, Though happiness around thee lay, […]

To My Mother

Because I feel that, in the Heavens above, The angels, whispering to one another, Can find, among their burning terms […]

In Youth I have Known One

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

To One In Paradise

Thou wast all that to me, love, For which my soul did pine- A green isle in the sea, love, […]


Kind solace in a dying hour! Such, father, is not (now) my theme- I will not madly deem that power […]

The Lake

In spring of youth it was my lot To haunt of the wide world a spot The which I could […]

Spirits Of The Dead

Thy soul shall find itself alone ‘Mid dark thoughts of the grey tomb-stone; Not one, of all the crowd, to […]


By a route obscure and lonely, Haunted by ill angels only, Where an Eidolon, named NIGHT, On a black throne […]

The Raven

Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered, weak and weary, Over many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten […]


At morn – at noon – at twilight dim- Maria! thou hast heard my hymn! In joy and woe – […]


So sweet the hour, so calm the time, I feel it more than half a crime, When Nature sleeps and […]


I dwelt alone In a world of moan, And my soul was a stagnant tide, Till the fair and gentle […]

Sancta Maria

Sancta Maria! turn thine eyes – Upon the sinner’s sacrifice, Of fervent prayer and humble love, From thy holy throne […]

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