English poetry

Poems in English

Faith and Despondency

The winter wind is loud and wild, Come close to me, my darling child; Forsake thy books, and mateless play; […]


How beautiful the earth is still, To thee – how full of happiness! How little fraught with real ill, Or […]

The Old Stoic

Riches I hold in light esteem, And love I laugh to scorn; And lust of fame was but a dream […]

No Coward Soul Is Mine

No coward soul is mine, No trembler in the world’s storm-troubled sphere: I see Heaven’s glories shine, And faith shines […]

The Visionary

Silent is the house: all are laid asleep: One alone looks out o’er the snow-wreaths deep, Watching every cloud, dreading […]

She Dried Her Tears

She dried her tears and they did smile To see her cheeks’ returning glow How little dreaming all the while […]

Prisoner, The – (A Fragment)

In the dungeon-crypts, idly did I stray, Reckless of the lives wasting there away; “Draw the ponderous bars! open, Warder […]

How Clear She Shines

How clear she shines! How quietly I lie beneath her guardian light; While heaven and earth are whispering me, ” […]

Love and Friendship

Love is like the wild rose-briar, Friendship like the holly-tree The holly is dark when the rose-briar blooms But which […]

A Death – Scene

“O day! he cannot die When thou so fair art shining! O Sun, in such a glorious sky, So tranquilly […]


Often rebuked, yet always back returning To those first feelings that were born with me, And leaving busy chase of […]

Honour’s Martyr

The moon is full this winter night; The stars are clear, though few; And every window glistens bright, With leaves […]


Hope was but a timid friend; She sat without the grated den, Watching how my fate would tend, Even as […]

How still, how happy!

How still, how happy! Those are words That once would scarce agree together; I loved the plashing of the surge […]

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