English poetry

Poems in English

Uncle Ananias

His words were magic and his heart was true, And everywhere he wandered he was blessed. Out of all ancient […]


Small knowledge have we that by knowledge met May not some day be quaint as any told In almagest or […]

John Evereldown

“Where are you going to-night, to-night, Where are you going, John Evereldown? There’s never the sign of a star in […]


Ten years together without yet a cloud, They seek each other’s eyes at intervals Of gratefulness to firelight and four […]

For a Dead Lady

No more with overflowing light Shall fill the eyes that now are faded, Nor shall another’s fringe with night Their […]


Though not for common praise of him, Nor yet for pride or charity, Still would I make to Vanderberg One […]

The Book of Annandale

I Partly to think, more to be left alone, George Annandale said something to his friends – A word or […]


Since you remember Nimmo, and arrive At such a false and florid and far drawn Confusion of odd nonsense, I […]

Charles Carville’s Eyes

A melanholy face Charles Carville had, But not so melancholy as it seemed, When once you knew him, for his […]


As often as we thought of her, We thought of a gray life That made a quaint economist Of a […]

The Growth of Lorraine

I While I stood listening, discreetly dumb, Lorraine was having the last word with me: ВЂњI know, ” she said, […]

Why He Was There

Much as he left it when he went from us Here was the room again where he had been So […]

The False Gods

“We are false and evanescent, and aware of our deceit, From the straw that is our vitals to the clay […]

Rahel to Varnhagen

NOTE.-Rahel Robert and Varnhagen von Ense were married, after many protestations on her part, in 1814. The marriage-so far as […]

Three Quatrains

I As long as Fame’s imperious music rings Will poets mock it with crowned words august; And haggard men will […]

The Gift of God

Blessed with a joy that only she Of all alive shall ever know, She wears a proud humility For what […]


Although I saw before me there the face Of one whom I had honored among men The least, and on […]

Richard Cory

Whenever Richard Cory went down town, We people on the pavement looked at him: He was a gentleman from sole […]

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