English poetry

Poems in English

The Donkey

When forests walked and fishes flew And figs grew upon thorn, Some moment when the moon was blood, Then, surely, […]

The Great Minimum

It is something to have wept as we have wept, It is something to have done as we have done, […]

The World State

Oh, how I love Humanity, With love so pure and pringlish, And how I hate the horrid French, Who never […]

The Holy of Holies

‘Elder father, though thine eyes Shine with hoary mysteries, Canst thou tell what in the heart Of a cowslip blossom […]


White founts falling in the Courts of the sun, And the Soldan of Byzantium is smiling as they run; There […]

The Wife of Flanders

Low and brown barns, thatched and repatched and tattered, Where I had seven sons until to-day, A little hill of […]

A Child of the Snows

There is heard a hymn when the panes are dim, And never before or again, When the nights are strong […]

The Song against Grocers

God made the wicked Grocer For a mystery and a sign, That men might shun the awful shops And go […]

The New Omar

A Book of verses underneath the bough, Provided that the verses do not scan, A loaf of bread, a jug […]

Femina Contra Mundum

The sun was black with judgment, and the moon Blood: but between I saw a man stand, saying: ‘To me […]

The Ballad of the White Horse

DEDICATION Of great limbs gone to chaos, A great face turned to night Why bend above a shapeless shroud Seeking […]

The Logical Vegetarian

“Why shouldn’t I have a purely vegetarian drink? Why shouldn’t I take vegetables in their highest form, so to speak? […]


Britannia needs no Boulevards, No spaces wide and gay: Her march was through the crooked streets Along the narrow way. […]

The Song of Education

III. For the Creche Form 8277059, Sub-Section K I remember my mother, the day that we met, A thing I […]

The Towers of Time

Under what withering leprous light The very grass as hair is grey, Grass in the cracks of the paven courts […]

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 […]

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