English poetry

Poems in English

Tryst

Somewhere thou awaitest, And I, with lips unkissed, Weep that thus to latest Thou puttest off our tryst! The golden […]

Refrain

Of all the songs which poets sing The ones which are most sweet Are those which at close intervals A […]

Crossed Threads

The silken threads by viewless spinners spun, Which float so idly on the summer air, And help to make each […]

A Calendar of Sonnets: March

Month which the warring ancients strangely styled The month of war, as if in their fierce ways Were any month […]

The Fir-Tree and the Brook

The Fir-Tree looked on stars, but loved the Brook! “O silver-voiced! if thou wouldst wait, My love can bravely woo.” […]

Doubt

1 They bade me cast the thing away, 2 They pointed to my hands all bleeding, 3 They listened not […]

Tides

O patient shore, thou canst not go to meet Thy love, the restless sea, how comfortest Thou all thy loneliness? […]

A Calendar of Sonnets: November

This is the treacherous month when autumn days With summer’s voice come bearing summer’s gifts. Beguiled, the pale down-trodden aster […]

The Poet’s Forge

He lies on his back, the idling smith, A lazy, dreaming fellow is he; The sky is blue, or the […]

My Bees: An Allegory

“O bees, sweet bees!” I said, “that nearest field Is shining white with fragrant immortelles. Fly swiftly there and drain […]

New Year’s Morning

Only a night from old to new! Only a night, and so much wrought! The Old Year’s heart all weary […]

God’s Light-Houses

1 When night falls on the earth, the sea 2 From east to west lies twinkling bright 3 With shining […]

The Victory of Patience

Armed of the gods! Divinest conqueror! What soundless hosts are thine! Nor pomp, nor state, Nor token, to betray where […]

Songs of Battle

Old as the world no other things so old; Nay, older than the world, else, how had sprung Such lusty […]

Poppies on the Wheat

Along Ancona’s hills the shimmering heat, A tropic tide of air with ebb and flow Bathes all the fields of […]

My Tenants

I never had a title-deed To my estate. But little heed Eyes give to me, when I walk by My […]