English poetry

Poems in English

Fleeing Away

My thoughts soar not as they ought to soar, Higher and higher on soul-lent wings; But ever and often and […]

Moon And Sea

You are the moon, dear love, and I the sea: The tide of hope swells high within my breast, And […]

Presumption

Whenever I am prone to doubt or wonder – I check myself, and say, ‘That mighty One Who made the […]

My Ships

If all the ships I have at sea Should come a-sailing home to me, From sunny lands, and lands of […]

Love Thyself Last

Love thyself last. Look near, behold thy duty To those who walk beside thee down life’s road; Make glad their […]

Lines from

I’d rather have my verses win A place in common people’s hearts, Who, toiling through the strife and din Of […]

Searching

These quiet Autumn days, My soul, like Noah’s dove, on airy wings Goes out and searches for the hidden things […]

Advice

I must do as you do? Your way I own Is a very good way, and still, There are sometimes […]

Old And New

Long have the poets vaunted, in their lays, Old times, old loves, old friendships, and old wine Why should the […]

Contrasts

I see the tall church steeples, They reach so far, so far, But the eyes of my heart see the […]

Christmas Fancies

When Christmas bells are swinging above the fields of snow, We hear sweet voices ringing from lands of long ago. […]

Mother’s Loss

If I could clasp my little babe Upon my breast to-night, I would not mind the blowing wind That shrieketh […]

In Faith

When the soft sweet wind o’ the south went by, I dwelt in the light of a dark brown eye; […]

Bird Of Hope

Soar not too high, O bird of Hope! Because the skies are fair; The tempest may come on apace And […]

Poverty And Wealth

The stork flew over a town one day, And back of each wing an infant lay; One to a rich […]

Change

Changed? Yes, I will confess it – I have changed. I do not love you in the old fond way. […]

Philosophy

At morn the wise man walked abroad, Proud with the learning of great fools. He laughed and said, ‘There is […]

A Waltz-Quadrille

The band was playing a waltz-quadrille, I felt as light as a wind-blown feather, As we floated away, at the […]

Conversion

When this world’s pleasures for my soul sufficed, Ere my heart’s plummet sounded depths of pain, I call on Reason […]

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