English poetry

Poems in English


Now in a thought, now in a shadowed word, Now in a voice that thrills eternity, Ever there comes an […]

Luke Havergal

Go to the western gate, Luke Havergal, There where the vines cling crimson on the wall, And in the twilight […]

The Master

A flying word from here and there Had sown the name at which we sneered, To be reviled and then […]

Two Octaves

I Not by the grief that stuns and overwhelms All outward recognition of revealed And righteous omnipresence are the days […]


(To Mrs. Edward MacDowell) No sound of any storm that shakes Old island walls with older seas Comes here where […]

An Evangelist's Wife

“Why am I not myself these many days, You ask? And have you nothing more to ask? I do you […]


Oh for a poet-for a beacon bright To rift this changless glimmer of dead gray; To spirit back the Muses, […]


Gawaine, aware again of Lancelot In the King’s garden, coughed and followed him; Whereat he turned and stood with folded […]

Vain Gratuities

Never was there a man much uglier In eyes of other women, or more grim: “The Lord has filled her […]

Doctor of Billiards

Of all among the fallen from on high, We count you last and leave you to regain Your born dominion […]

The World

Some are the brothers of all humankind, And own them, whatsoever their estate; And some, for sorrow and self-scorn, are […]

Dear Friends

Dear Friends, reproach me not for what I do, Nor counsel me, nor pity me; nor say That I am […]


For what we owe to other days, Before we poisoned him with praise, May we who shrank to find him […]

The Sage

Foreguarded and unfevered and serene, Back to the perilous gates of Truth he went – Back to fierce wisdom and […]

Tasker Norcross

“Whether all towns and all who live in them – So long as they be somewhere in this world That […]

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