English poetry

Poems in English

The Skeleton

Chattering finch and water-fly Are not merrier than I; Here among the flowers I lie Laughing everlastingly. No; I may […]

Who Goes Home?

In the city set upon slime and loam They cry in their parliament ‘Who goes home?’ And there comes no […]

A Little Litany

When God turned back eternity and was young, Ancient of Days, grown little for your mirth (As under the low […]

Wine and Water

Old Noah he had an ostrich farm and fowls on the largest scale, He ate his egg with a ladle […]

The Last Hero

The wind blew out from Bergen, from the dawning to the day There was a wreck of trees, a fall […]

A Prayer in Darkness

This much, O heaven-if I should brood or rave, Pity me not; but let the world be fed, Yea, in […]

A Cider Song

To J. S. M. The wine they drink in Paradise They make in Haute Lorraine; God brought it burning from […]

The Song of Right and Wrong

Feast on wine or fast on water And your honour shall stand sure, God Almighty’s son and daughter He the […]

The Higher Unity

The Rev. Isaiah Bunter has disappeared into the interior of the Solomon Islands, and it is feared that he may […]

The Old Song

A livid sky on London And like the iron steeds that rear A shock of engines halted And I knew […]

The Shakespeare Memorial

Lord Lilac thought it rather rotten That Shakespeare should be quite forgotten, And therefore got on a Committee With several […]

To Belloc

For every tiny town or place God made the stars especially; Babies look up with owlish face And see them […]

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