English poetry

Poems in English

The Spirit of Poetry

There is a quiet spirit in these woods, That dwells where’er the gentle south-wind blows; Where, underneath the white-thorn, in […]


Vogelweid the Minnesinger, When he left this world of ours, Laid his body in the cloister, Under Wurtzburg’s minster towers. […]


Beware! The Israelite of old, who tore The lion in his path, when, poor and blind, He saw the blessed […]


The young Endymion sleeps Endymion’s sleep; The shepherd-boy whose tale was left half told! The solemn grove uplifts its shield […]

Hiawatha’s Wooing

“As unto the bow the cord is, So unto the man is woman; Though she bends him, she obeys him, […]


I. Solemnly, mournfully, Dealing its dole, The Curfew Bell Is beginning to toll. Cover the embers, And put out the […]

Daylight and Moonlight

In broad daylight, and at noon, Yesterday I saw the moon Sailing high, but faint and white, As a schoolboy’s […]

The Reaper and the Flowers

There is a Reaper, whose name is Death, And, with his sickle keen, He reaps the bearded grain at a […]


As a fond mother, when the day is o’er, Leads by the hand her little child to bed, Half willing, […]

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