English poetry

Poems in English


The shades of night were falling fast, As through an Alpine village passed A youth, who bore, ‘mid snow and […]

Hiawatha’s Fasting

You shall hear how Hiawatha Prayed and fasted in the forest, Not for greater skill in hunting, Not for greater […]

The Fire of Drift-wood

DEVEREUX FARM, NEAR MARBLEHEAD. We sat within the farm-house old, Whose windows, looking o’er the bay, Gave to the sea-breeze […]


A vision as of crowded city streets, With human life in endless overflow; Thunder of thoroughfares; trumpets that blow To […]

Blind Bartimeus

Blind Bartimeus at the gates Of Jericho in darkness waits; He hears the crowd; he hears a breath Say, “It […]


In those days said Hiawatha, “Lo! how all things fade and perish! From the memory of the old men Pass […]

The Song of Hiawatha: X

X. Hiawatha’s Wooing “As unto the bow the cord is, So unto the man is woman, Though she bends him, […]

Hiawatha And Mudjekeewis

Out of childhood into manhood Now had grown my Hiawatha, Skilled in all the craft of hunters, Learned in all […]


Oft I remember those I have known In other days, to whom my heart was lead As by a magnet, […]


INSCRIPTION FOR AN ANTIQUE PITCHER Come, old friend! sit down and listen! From the pitcher, placed between us, How the […]

Hiawatha’s Sailing

“Give me of your bark, O Birch-tree! Of your yellow bark, O Birch-tree! Growing by the rushing river, Tall and […]

Loss And Gain

When I compare What I have lost with what I have gained, What I have missed with what attained, Little […]

Hiawatha’s Childhood

Downward through the evening twilight, In the days that are forgotten, In the unremembered ages, From the full moon fell […]

The Peace-Pipe

On the Mountains of the Prairie, On the great Red Pipe-stone Quarry, Gitche Manito, the mighty, He the Master of […]

Hiawatha’s Lamentation

In those days the Evil Spirits, All the Manitos of mischief, Fearing Hiawatha’s wisdom, And his love for Chibiabos, Jealous […]

Evangeline: A Tale of Acadie

This is the forest primeval. The murmuring pines and the hemlocks, Bearded with moss, and in garments green, indistinct in […]

The Beleaguered City

I have read, in some old, marvellous tale, Some legend strange and vague, That a midnight host of spectres pale […]

Helen of Tyre

What phantom is this that appears Through the purple mist of the years, Itself but a mist like these? A […]


Ye voices, that arose After the Evening’s close, And whispered to my restless heart repose! Go, breathe it in the […]


The day is ending, The night is descending; The marsh is frozen, The river dead. Through clouds like ashes The […]


et plus profonde, ou l’interet et l’avarice parlent moins haut Que la raison, dans les instants de chagrin domestique, de […]

Autumn Within

It is autumn; not without But within me is the cold. Youth and spring are all about; It is I […]


The summer sun is sinking low; Only the tree-tops redden and glow: Only the weathercock on the spire Of the […]


L’eternite est une pendule, dont le balancier dit et redit sans Cesse ces deux mots seulement dans le silence des […]

Voices Of the Night

PRELUDE. Pleasant it was, when woods were green, And winds were soft and low, To lie amid some sylvan scene, […]


Tuscan, that wanderest through the realms of gloom, With thoughtful pace, and sad, majestic eyes, Stern thoughts and awful from […]


Spake full well, in language quaint and olden, One who dwelleth by the castled Rhine, When he called the flowers, […]

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