English poetry

Poems in English


Remarks About Kings

“God said I am tired of kings.” EMERSON God said, “I am tired of kings,” But that was a long […]

The Name of France

Give us a name to fill the mind With the shining thoughts that lead mankind, The glory of learning, the […]

The Oxford Thrushes

FEBRUARY, 1917 I never thought again to hear The Oxford thrushes singing clear, Amid the February rain, Their sweet, indomitable […]

Work

Let me but do my work from day to day, In field or forest, at the desk or loom, In […]

A Home Song

I read within a poet’s book A word that starred the page: “Stone walls do not a prison make, Nor […]

A Health to Mark Twain

At his Birthday Feast With memories old and wishes new We crown our cups again, And here’s to you, and […]

Undine

‘T was far away and long ago, When I was but a dreaming boy, This fairy tale of love and […]

Music

I PRELUDE Daughter of Psyche, pledge of that last night When, pierced with pain and bitter-sweet delight, She knew her […]

Shelley

Knight-errant of the Never-ending Quest, And Minstrel of the Unfulfilled Desire; For ever tuning thy frail earthly lyre To some […]

New Year's Eve

I The other night I had a dream, most clear And comforting, complete In every line, a crystal sphere, And […]

Indian Summer

A soft veil dims the tender skies, And half conceals from pensive eyes The bronzing tokens of the fall; A […]

A Scrap of Paper

“Will you go to war just for a scrap of paper?” Question Of the German Chancellor to the British Ambassador, […]

Patria

I would not even ask my heart to say If I could love some other land as well As thee, […]

Autumn in the Garden

When the frosty kiss of Autumn in the dark Makes its mark On the flowers, and the misty morning grieves […]

Wordsworth

Wordsworth, thy music like a river rolls Among the mountains, and thy song is fed By living springs far up […]

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