English poetry

Poems in English

The Mound by the Lake

The grass shall never forget this grave. When homeward footing it in the sun After the weary ride by rail, […]

Misgivings

When ocean-clouds over inland hills Sweep storming in late autumn brown, And horror the sodden valley fills, And the spire […]

Gettysburg

O Pride of the days in prime of the months Now trebled in great renown, When before the ark of […]

The Maldive Shark

About the Shark, phlegmatical one, Pale sot of the Maldive sea, The sleek little pilot-fish, azure and slim, How alert […]

The Portent

Hanging from the beam, Slowly swaying (such the law), Gaunt the shadow on the green, Shenandoah! The cut is on […]

Shiloh

A Requiem Skimming lightly, wheeling still, The swallows fly low Over the fields in cloudy days, The forest-field of Shiloh […]

Chattanooga

(November, 1863) A kindling impulse seized the host Inspired by heaven’s elastic air; Their hearts outran their General’s plan, Though […]