English poetry

Poems in English

To George Sand: A Desire

THOU large-brained woman and large-hearted man, Self-called George Sand! whose soul, amid the lions Of thy tumultuous senses, moans defiance […]

A Child Asleep

How he sleepeth! having drunken Weary childhood’s mandragore, From his pretty eyes have sunken Pleasures, to make room for more […]


I HAVE been in the meadows all the day And gathered there the nosegay that you see Singing within myself […]

The Meaning Of The Look

I think that look of Christ might seem to say ‘Thou Peter! art thou then a common stone Which I […]

De Profundis

I The face, which, duly as the sun, Rose up for me with life begun, To mark all bright hours […]

A Sea-Side Walk

We walked beside the sea, After a day which perished silently Of its own glory – like the Princess weird […]

Change Upon Change

Five months ago the stream did flow, The lilies bloomed within the sedge, And we were lingering to and fro, […]

The House Of Clouds

I would build a cloudy House For my thoughts to live in; When for earth too fancy-loose And too low […]

The Prisoner

I count the dismal time by months and years Since last I felt the green sward under foot, And the […]

A Dead Rose

O Rose! who dares to name thee? No longer roseate now, nor soft, nor sweet; But pale, and hard, and […]

The Two Sayings

Two savings of the Holy Scriptures beat Like pulses in the Church’s brow and breast; And by them we find […]

Rosalind’s Scroll

I LEFT thee last, a child at heart, A woman scarce in years: I come to thee, a solemn corpse […]

Work And Contemplation

The woman singeth at her spinning-wheel A pleasant chant, ballad or barcarole; She thinketh of her song, upon the whole, […]

A Woman’s Shortcomings

She has laughed as softly as if she sighed, She has counted six, and over, Of a purse well filled, […]

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