English poetry

Poems in English

The Convert

After one moment when I bowed my head And the whole world turned over and came upright, And I came […]

The Song of Quoodle

They haven’t got no noses, The fallen sons of Eve; Even the smell of roses Is not what they supposes; […]

The Myth of Arthur

O learned man who never learned to learn, Save to deduce, by timid steps and small, From towering smoke that […]

The Aristocrat

The Devil is a gentleman and askes you down to stay At his little place at What’sitsname (it isn’t far […]

A Ballad Of Suicide

The gallows in my garden, people say, Is new and neat and adequately tall; I tie the noose on in […]

The Deluge

Though giant rains put out the sun, Here stand I for a sign. Though earth be filled with waters dark, […]

The Song of the Oak

The Druids waved their golden knives And danced around the Oak When they had sacrificed a man; But though the […]

The Road to Roundabout

Some say that Guy of Warwick The man that killed the Cow, And brake the mighty Boar alive Beyond the […]

To the Unknown Warrior

You whom the kings saluted; who refused not The one great pleasure of ignoble days, Fame without name and glory […]

A Hymn

O God of earth and altar, Bow down and hear our cry, Our earthly rulers falter, Our people drift and […]

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