English poetry

Poems in English

Blessing The Cornfields

Sing, O Song of Hiawatha, Of the happy days that followed, In the land of the Ojibways, In the pleasant […]

The Challenge of Thor

I am the God Thor, I am the War God, I am the Thunderer! Here in my Northland, My fastness […]

The Ghosts

Never stoops the soaring vulture On his quarry in the desert, On the sick or wounded bison, But another vulture, […]


I pace the sounding sea-beach and behold How the voluminous billows roll and run, Upheaving and subsiding, while the sun […]

The Wreck of the Hesperus

It was the schooner Hesperus, That sailed the wintry sea; And the skipper had taken his little daughter, To bear […]

To the River Charles

River! that in silence windest Through the meadows, bright and free, Till at length thy rest thou findest In the […]

The Rainy Day

The day is cold, and dark, and dreary It rains, and the wind is never weary; The vine still clings […]


This is the Arsenal. From floor to ceiling, Like a huge organ, rise the burnished arms; But front their silent […]


Thou comest, Autumn, heralded by the rain, With banners, by great gales incessant fanned, Brighter than brightest silks of Samarcand, […]

Hiawatha And The Pearl-Feather

On the shores of Gitche Gumee, Of the shining Big-Sea-Water, Stood Nokomis, the old woman, Pointing with her finger westward, […]


The holiest of all holidays are those Kept by ourselves in silence and apart; The secret anniversaries of the heart, […]

Old St David’s at Radnor

What an image of peace and rest Is this little church among its graves! All is so quiet; the troubled […]

The Son Of The Evening Star

Can it be the sun descending O’er the level plain of water? Or the Red Swan floating, flying, Wounded by […]

Haroun Al Raschid

One day, Haroun Al Raschid read A book wherein the poet said: “Where are the kings, and where the rest […]

Thangbrand the Priest

Short of stature, large of limb, Burly face and russet beard, All the women stared at him, When in Iceland […]


I stood on the bridge at midnight, As the clocks were striking the hour, And the moon rose o’er the […]


How beautiful is the rain! After the dust and heat, In the broad and fiery street, In the narrow lane, […]

The Meeting

After so long an absence At last we meet agin: Does the meeting give us pleasure, Or does it give […]


Dear child! how radiant on thy mother’s knee, With merry-making eyes and jocund smiles, Thou gazest at the painted tiles, […]

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