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 Nic├Žan 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 […]

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