English poetry

Poems in English

If Still Your Orchards Bear

Brother, that breathe the August air Ten thousand years from now, And smell-if still your orchards bear Tart apples on […]

The Leaf And The Tree

When will you learn, myself, to be A dying leaf on a living tree? Budding, swelling, growing strong, Wearing green, […]

The Unexplorer

There was a road ran past our house Too lovely to explore. I asked my mother once-she said That if […]

Chorus

Give away her gowns, Give away her shoes; She has no more use For her fragrant gowns; Take them all […]

Low-Tide

These wet rocks where the tide has been, Barnacled white and weeded brown And slimed beneath to a beautiful green, […]

Prayer To Persephone

Be to her, Persephone, All the things I might not be: Take her head upon your knee. She that was […]

Travel

The railroad track is miles away, And the day is loud with voices speaking, Yet there isn’t a train goes […]

Scrub

If I grow bitterly, Like a gnarled and stunted tree, Bearing harshly of my youth Puckered fruit that sears the […]

Renascence

All I could see from where I stood Was three long mountains and a wood; I turned and looked another […]

Love Is Not All

Love is not all: it is not meat nor drink Nor slumber nor a roof against the rain; Nor yet […]

Make Bright The Arrows

Make bright the arrows Gather the shields: Conquest narrows The peaceful fields. Stock well the quiver With arrows bright: The […]

Pastoral

If it were only still!- With far away the shrill Crying of a cock; Or the shaken bell From a […]

Midnight Oil

Edna St. Vincent Millay – Midnight Oil Cut if you will, with Sleep’s dull knife, Each day to half its […]

The Fawn

There it was I saw what I shall never forget And never retrieve. Monstrous and beautiful to human eyes, hard […]

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