English poetry

Poems in English

Master of Music

Glory of architect, glory of painter, and sculptor, and bard, Living forever in temple and picture and statue and song, […]


The melancholy gift Aurora gained From Jove, that her sad lover should not see The face of death, no goddess […]

Sicily, December 1908

O garden isle, beloved by Sun and Sea, Whose bluest billows kiss thy curving bays, Whose amorous light enfolds thee […]

The Ancestral Dwelling

Dear to my heart are the ancestral dwellings of America, Dearer than if they were haunted by ghosts of royal […]

My April Lady

When down the stair at morning The sunbeams round her float, Sweet rivulets of laughter Are bubbling in her throat; […]

If All the Skies

If all the skies were sunshine, Our faces would be fain To feel once more upon them The cooling splash […]


Her eyes are like the evening air, Her voice is like a rose, Her lips are like a lovely song, […]

The Heavenly Hills of Holland

The heavenly hills of Holland, How wondrously they rise Above the smooth green pastures Into the azure skies! With blue […]

Robert Browning

How blind the toil that burrows like the mole, In winding graveyard pathways underground, For Browning’s lineage! What if men […]

To James Whitcomb Riley

On his “Book of Joyous Children” Yours is a garden of old-fashioned flowers; Joyous children delight to play there; Weary […]

When Tulips Bloom

I When tulips bloom in Union Aquare, And timid breaths of vernal air Go wandering down the dusty town, Like […]

Hudson’s Last Voyage

June 22, 1611 THE SHALLOP ON HUDSON BAY One sail in sight upon the lonely sea And only one, God […]

Light Between the Trees

Long, long, long the trail Through the brooding forest-gloom, Down the shadowy, lonely vale Into silence, like a room Where […]

Thomas Bailey Aldrich

I BIRTHDAY VERSES Dear Aldrich, now November’s mellow days Have brought another Festa round to you, You can’t refuse a […]

Mare Liberum

You dare to say with perjured lips, “We fight to make the ocean free”? You, whose black trail of butchered […]


O Music hast thou only heard The laughing river, the singing bird, The murmuring wind in the poplar-trees, Nothing but […]

Four Things

Four things a man must learn to do If he would make his record true: To think without confusion clearly; […]

Pan Learns Music

Limber-limbed, lazy god, stretched on the rock, Where is sweet Echo, and where is your flock? What are you making […]

Urbs Coronata

(Song for the City College of New York) O youngest of the giant brood Of cities far-renowned; In wealth and […]

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