English poetry

Poems in English

The Candle Indoors

Some candle clear burns somewhere I come by. I muse at how its being puts blissful back With yellowy moisture […]

Love Preparing to Fly

He play’d his wings as tho’ for flight; They webb’d the sky with glassy light. His body sway’d upon tiptoes, […]

Hope Holds to Christ

. . . . . . . . Hope holds to Christ the mind’s own mirror out To take His […]

St. Winefred’s Well

ACT I. SC. I Enter Teryth from riding, Winefred following. T. WHAT is it, Gwen, my girl? why do you […]

Barnfloor and Winepress

And he said, If the Lord do not help thee, whence shall I help thee? out of the barnfloor, or […]

Felix Randal

Felix Randal the farrier, O he is dead then? my duty all ended, Who have watched his mould of man, […]

Pied Beauty

Glory be to God for dappled things- For skies of couple-colour as a brinded cow; For rose-moles all in stipple […]

Carrion Comfort

Not, I’ll not, carrion comfort, Despair, not feast on thee; Not untwist-slack they may be-these last strands of man In […]


When will you ever, Peace, wild wooddove, shy wings shut, Your round me roaming end, and under be my boughs? […]

God’s Grandeur

The world is charged with the grandeur of God. It will flame out, like shining from shook foil; It gathers […]

The Alchemist in the City

My window shews the travelling clouds, Leaves spent, new seasons, alter’d sky, The making and the melting crowds: The whole […]

The Times Are Nightfall

The times are nightfall, look, their light grows less; The times are winter, watch, a world undone: They waste, they […]

Thee, God, I Come from

Thee, God, I come from, to thee go, All day long I like fountain flow From thy hand out, swayed […]

The Loss Of The Eurydice

Foundered March 24. 1878 1 The Eurydice-it concerned thee, O Lord: Three hundred souls, O alas! on board, Some asleep […]


Earth, sweet Earth, sweet landscape, with leavés throng And louchéd low grass, heaven that dost appeal To, with no tongue […]

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