English poetry

Poems in English

The Moon

Time wears her not; she doth his chariot guide; Mortality below her orb is placed. Raleigh The full-orbed moon with […]


Conscience is instinct bred in the house, Feeling and Thinking propagate the sin By an unnatural breeding in and in. […]


Light-winged Smoke, Icarian bird, Melting thy pinions in thy upward flight, Lark without song, and messenger of dawn, Circling above […]

I Knew A Man By Sight

I knew a man by sight, A blameless wight, Who, for a year or more, Had daily passed my door, […]

The Inward Morning

Packed in my mind lie all the clothes Which outward nature wears, And in its fashion’s hourly change It all […]


Whate’er we leave to God, God does, And blesses us; The work we choose should be our own, God leaves […]

I am the autumnal sun

Sometimes a mortal feels in himself Nature not his Father but his Mother stirs Within him, and he becomes immortal […]


I think awhile of Love, and while I think, Love is to me a world, Sole meat and sweetest drink, […]

Epitaph On The World

Here lies the body of this world, Whose soul alas to hell is hurled. This golden youth long since was […]

Low-Anchored Cloud

Low-anchored cloud, Newfoundland air, Fountain-head and source of rivers, Dew-cloth, dream-drapery, And napkin spread by fays; Drifting meadow of the […]

Sic Vita

I am a parcel of vain strivings tied By a chance bond together, Dangling this way and that, their links […]

Let such pure hate still underprop

“Friends, Romans, Countrymen, and Lovers.” Let such pure hate still underprop Our love, that we may be Each other’s conscience, […]

The Summer Rain

My books I’d fain cast off, I cannot read, ‘Twixt every page my thoughts go stray at large Down in […]


Great God, I ask for no meaner pelf Than that I may not disappoint myself, That in my action I […]

Pray to What Earth

Pray to what earth does this sweet cold belong, Which asks no duties and no conscience? The moon goes up […]