English poetry

Poems in English

On A Portrait Of Wordsworth

WORDSWORTH upon Helvellyn! Let the cloud Ebb audibly along the mountain-wind, Then break against the rock, and show behind The […]

Minstrelsy

For ever, since my childish looks Could rest on Nature’s pictured books; For ever, since my childish tongue Could name […]

An Apprehension

IF all the gentlest-hearted friends I know Concentred in one heart their gentleness, That still grew gentler till its pulse […]

The Poet And The Bird

Said a people to a poet -” Go out from among us straightway! While we are thinking earthly things, thou […]

Grief

I tell you hopeless grief is passionless, That only men incredulous of despair, Half-taught in anguish, through the midnight air […]

Past And Future

MY future will not copy fair my past On any leaf but Heaven’s. Be fully done Supernal Will! I would […]

Exaggeration

WE overstate the ills of life, and take Imagination (given us to bring down The choirs of singing angels overshone […]

Tears

THANK God, bless God, all ye who suffer not More grief than ye can weep for. That is well That […]

Comfort

SPEAK low to me, my Saviour, low and sweet From out the hallelujahs, sweet and low Lest I should fear […]

Pain In Pleasure

A THOUGHT ay like a flower upon mine heart, And drew around it other thoughts like bees For multitude and […]

The Cry Of The Children

Do ye hear the children weeping, O my brothers, Ere the sorrow comes with years? They are leaning their young […]

The Lady’s Yes

“Yes,” I answered you last night; “No,” this morning, Sir, I say. Colours seen by candlelight, Will not look the […]

The Soul’s Expression

WITH stammering lips and insufficient sound I strive and struggle to deliver right That music of my nature, day and […]

A Musical Instrument

What was he doing, the great god Pan, Down in the reeds by the river? Spreading ruin and scattering ban, […]

Mother and Poet

I. Dead! One of them shot by the sea in the east, And one of them shot in the west […]

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