English poetry

Poems in English

Song

The linnet in the rocky dells, The moor – lark in the air, The bee among the heather – bells […]

Self-Interrogation

The evening passes fast away, ‘Tis almost time to rest; What thoughts has left the vanished day, What feelings, in […]

Remembrance

Cold in the earth-and the deep snow piled above thee, Far, far removed, cold in the dreary grave! Have I […]

Moonlight, summer moonlight

‘Tis moonlight, summer moonlight, All soft and still and fair; The solemn hour of midnight Breathes sweet thoughts everywhere, But […]

Speak, God Of Visions

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

My Lady’s Grave

THE linnet in the rocky dells, The moor-lark in the air, The bee among the heather bells That hide my […]

The Philosopher

“Enough of thought, philosopher! Too long hast thou been dreaming Unlightened, in this chamber drear, While summer’s sun is beaming! […]

“Me thinks this heart…”

Me thinks this heart should rest awhile So stilly round the evening falls The veiled sun sheds no parting smile […]

A Little Budding Rose

It was a little budding rose, Round like a fairy globe, And shyly did its leaves unclose Hid in their […]

My Comforter

Well hast thou spoken, and yet, not taught A feeling strange or new; Thou hast but roused a latent thought, […]

‘Fall, leaves, fall’

Fall, leaves, fall; die, flowers, away; Lengthen night and shorten day; Every leaf speaks bliss to me Fluttering from the […]

Sympathy

There should be no despair for you While nightly stars are burning, While evening pours its silent dew And sunshine […]

The Night – Wind

In summer’s mellow midnight, A cloudless moon shone through Our open parlour window, And rose-trees wet with dew. I sat […]

Blue Bell, The

The blue bell is the sweetest flower That waves in summer air; Its blossoms have the mightiest power To soothe […]

Stanzas

I’ll not weep that thou art going to leave me, There’s nothing lovely here; And doubly will the dark world […]

Faith and Despondency

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

Anticipation

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 […]

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