English poetry

Poems in English

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 […]

Come hither, child

Come hither, child who gifted thee With power to touch that string so well? How darest thou rouse up thoughts […]

The Prisoner

Still let my tyrants know, I am not doomed to wear Year after year in gloom and desolate despair; A […]

Plead For Me

Oh, thy bright eyes must answer now, When Reason, with a scornful brow, Is mocking at my overthrow! Oh, thy […]


Death! that struck when I was most confiding In my certain faith of joy to be – Strike again, Time’s […]

Come, Walk With Me

Come, walk with me, There’s only thee To bless my spirit now – We used to love on winter nights […]


Ah! why, because the dazzling sun Restored our Earth to joy, Have you departed, every one, And left a desert […]

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