English poetry

Poems in English

Death

My body, eh? Friend Death, how now? Why all this tedious pomp of writ? Thou hast reclaimed it sure and […]

Danger

With what a childish and short-sighted sense Fear seeks for safety; recons up the days Of danger and escape, the […]

Where?

My snowy eupatorium has dropped Its silver threads of petals in the night; No signal told its blossoming had stopped; […]

Freedom

What freeman knoweth freedom? Never he Whose father’s father through long lives have reigned O’er kingdoms which mere heritage attained. […]

September

1 The golden-rod is yellow; 2 The corn is turning brown; 3 The trees in apple orchards 4 With fruit […]

Unto one who lies at rest

Unto one who lies at rest ‘Neath the sunset, in the West, Clover-blossoms on her breast. Lover of each gracious […]

Two Truths

Darling,’ he said, ‘I never meant To hurt you;’ and his eyes were wet. ‘I would not hurt you for […]

To an Absent Lover

That so much change should come when thou dost go, Is mystery that I cannot ravel quite. The very house […]

A Calendar of Sonnets: July

Some flowers are withered and some joys have died; The garden reeks with an East Indian scent From beds where […]

My Strawberry

O marvel, fruit of fruits, I pause To reckon thee. I ask what cause Set free so much of red […]

Chance

These things wondering I saw beneath the sun: That never yet the race was to the swift, The fight unto […]

A Calendar of Sonnets: February

Still lie the sheltering snows, undimmed and white; And reigns the winter’s pregnant silence still; No sign of spring, save […]

A Calendar of Sonnets: August

Silence again. The glorious symphony Hath need of pause and interval of peace. Some subtle signal bids all sweet sounds […]

A Dream

I dreamed that I ws dead and crossed the heavens, Heavens after heavens with burning feet and swift, And cried: […]

A Calendar of Sonnets: April

No days such honored days as these! While yet Fair Aphrodite reigned, men seeking wide For some fair thing which […]

An Arctic Quest

O proudly name their names who bravely sail To seek brave lost in Arctic snows and seas! Bring money and […]

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? […]

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