English poetry

Poems in English

The Soldier

Yes. Why do we бll, seeing of a soldier, bless him? bless Our redcoats, our tars? Both these being, the […]

At The Wedding March

God with honour hang your head, Groom, and grace you, bride, your bed With lissome scions, sweet scions, Out of […]

May Magnificat

May is Mary’s month, and I Muse at that and wonder why: Her feasts follow reason, Dated due to season- […]

Spring & Fall: To A Young Child

Margaret, are you grieving Over Goldengrove unleaving? Leaves, like the things of man, you With your fresh thoughts care for, […]

The Sea Took Pity

The sea took pity: it interposed with doom: ‘I have tall daughters dear that heed my hand: Let Winter wed […]

The Woodlark

Teevo cheevo cheevio chee: O where, what can thбat be? Weedio-weedio: there again! So tiny a trickle of sуng-strain; And […]

To His Watch

Mortal my mate, bearing my rock-a-heart Warm beat with cold beat company, shall I Earlier or you fail at our […]


This darksome burn, horseback brown, His rollrock highroad roaring down, In coop and in comb the fleece of his foam […]

Penmaen Pool

For the Visitors’ Book at the Inn Who long for rest, who look for pleasure Away from counter, court, or […]


Hark, hearer, hear what I do; lend a thought now, make believe We are leafwhelmed somewhere with the hood Of […]


a. Not of all my eyes see, wandering on the world, Is anything a milk to the mind so, so […]

The Handsome Heart

at a Gracious Answer ‘But tell me, child, your choice; what shall I buy You?’-‘Father, what you buy me I […]

The Caged Skylark

As a dare-gale skylark scanted in a dull cage Man’s mounting spirit in his bone-house, mean house, dwells- That bird […]

In The Valley Of The Elwy

I remember a house where all were good To me, God knows, deserving no such thing: Comforting smell breathed at […]

The Half-way House

Love I was shewn upon the mountain-side And bid to catch Him ere the dropp of day. See, Love, I […]

As Kingfishers Catch Fire

As kingfishers catch fire, dragonflies draw flame; As tumbled over rim in roundy wells Stones ring; like each tucked string […]

The Windhover: To Christ Our Lord

I caught this morning morning’s minion, king- dom of daylight’s dauphin, dapple-dawn-drawn Falcon, in his riding Of the rolling level […]


How lovely the elder brother’s Life all laced in the other’s, Lóve-laced!-what once I well Witnessed; so fortune fell. When […]

The May Magnificat

May is Mary’s month, and I Muse at that and wonder why: Her feasts follow reason, Dated due to season- […]

To R. B

The fine delight that fathers thought; the strong Spur, live and lancing like the blowpipe flame, Breathes once and, quenchèd […]

Duns Scotus’s Oxford

Towery city and branchy between towers; Cuckoo-echoing, bell-swarmèd, lark-charmèd, rook-racked, river-rounded; The dapple-eared lily below thee; that country and town […]

To What Serves Mortal Beauty?

To what serves mortal beauty ‘-dangerous; does set danc- Ing blood-the O-seal-that-so ‘ feature, flung prouder form Than Purcell tune […]

Repeat That, Repeat

Repeat that, repeat, Cuckoo, bird, and open ear wells, heart-springs, delightfully sweet, With a ballad, with a ballad, a rebound […]

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