English poetry

Poems in English


WHAT does it mean? Tired, angry, and ill at ease, No man, woman, or child alive could please Me now. […]

The Path

RUNNING along a bank, a parapet That saves from the precipitous wood below The level road, there is a path. […]

When First I Came Here

WHEN first I came here I had hope, Hope for I knew not what. Fast beat My heart at the […]


Thinking of her had saddened me at first, Until I saw the sun on the celandines lie Redoubled, and she […]

A Private

This ploughman dead in battle slept out of doors Many a frozen night, and merrily Answered staid drinkers, good bedmen, […]

If I Should Ever By Chance

IF I should ever by chance grow rich I’ll buy Codham, Cockridden, and Childerditch, Roses, Pyrgo, and Lapwater, And let […]

The Owl

DOWNHILL I came, hungry, and yet not starved, Cold, yet had heat within me that was proof Against the north […]


In the gloom of whiteness, In the great silence of snow, A child was sighing And bitterly saying: “Oh, They […]

Lights Out

I have come to the borders of sleep, The unfathomable deep Forest where all must lose Their way, however straight, […]


All day and night, save winter, every weather, Above the inn, the smithy and the shop, The aspens at the […]


OVER the land half freckled with snow half-thawed The speculating rooks at their nests cawed, And saw from elm-tops, delicate […]


IT was a perfect day For sowing; just As sweet and dry was the ground As tobacco-dust. I tasted deep […]

No One So Much As You

No one so much as you Loves this my clay, Or would lament as you Its dying day. You know […]

The New House

NOW first, as I shut the door, I was alone In the new house; and the wind Began to moan. […]

A Cat

She had a name among the children; But no one loved though someone owned Her, locked her out of doors […]

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