English poetry

Poems in English

Not Quite The Same

Not quite the same the springtime seems to me, Since that sad season when in separate ways Our paths diverged. […]

Impatience

How can I wait until you come to me? The once fleet mornings linger by the way; Their sunny smiles […]

A March Snow

Let the old snow be covered with the new: The trampled snow, so soiled, and stained, and sodden. Let it […]

Inspiration

Not like a daring, bold, aggressive boy, Is inspiration, eager to pursue, But rather like a maiden, fond, yet coy, […]

Recompense

Straight through my heart this fact to-day, By Truth’s own hand is driven: God never takes one thing away, But […]

Perished

I called to the summer sun, “Come over the hills to-day! Unlock the rivers, and tell them to run, And […]

Communism

When my blood flows calm as a purling river, When my heart is asleep and my brain has sway, It […]

A Leaf

Somebody said, in the crowd, last eve, That you were married, or soon to be. I have not thought of […]

Limitless

There is nothing, I hold, in the way of work That a human being may not achieve If he does […]

An Inspiration

However the battle is ended, Though proudly the victor comes With fluttering flags and prancing nags And echoing roll of […]

Preaching Vs Practice

It is easy to sit in the sunshine And talk to the man in the shade; It is easy to […]

Sestina

I wandered o’er the vast green plains of youth, And searched for Pleasure. On a distant height Fame’s silhouette stood […]

Finis

An idle rhyme of the summer time, Sweet, and solemn, and tender; Fair with the haze of the moon’s pale […]

A Maiden’s Secret

I have written this day down in my heart As the sweetest day in the season; From all of the […]

Answered Prayers

I prayed for riches, and achieved success; All that I touched turned into gold. Alas! My cares were greater and […]

A Baby In The House

I knew that a baby was hid in that house, Though I saw no cradle and heard no cry; But […]

An Answer

If all the year was summer-time, And all the aim of life Was just to lilt on like a rhyme […]

Life

All in the dark we grope along, And if we go amiss We learn at least which path is wrong, […]

Father

He never made a fortune, or a noise In the world where men are seeking after fame; But he had […]

Completion

When I shall meet God’s generous dispensers Of all the riches in the heavenly store, Those lesser gods, who act […]

Last Love

The first flower of the spring is not so fair Or bright, as one the ripe midsummer brings. The first […]

Morning Prayer

Let me to-day do something that shall take A little sadness from the world’s vast store, And may I be […]

Artist’s Life

Of all the waltzes the great Strauss wrote, Mad with melody, rhythm rife From the very first to the final […]

Does It Pay?

If one poor burdened toiler o’er life’s road, Who meets us by the way, Goes on less conscious of his […]

A Grey Mood

As we hurry away to the end, my friend, Of this sad little farce called existence, We are sure that […]

I Told You

I told you the winter would go, love, I told you the winter would go, That he’d flee in shame […]

One Of Us Two

The day will dawn when one of us shall hearken In vain to hear a voice that has grown dumb. […]

In The Garden

One moment alone in the garden, Under the August skies; The moon had gone but the stars shone on, – […]

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