English poetry

Poems in English


Look, how those steep woods on the mountain’s face Burn, burn against the sunset; now the cold Invades our very […]

The Yak

As a friend to the children Commend me the Yak. You will find it exactly the thing: It will carry […]

Lines to a Don

Remote and ineffectual Don That dared attack my Chesterton, With that poor weapon, half-impelled, Unlearnt, unsteady, hardly held, Unworthy for […]

On the Little God

Of all the gods that gave me all their glories To-day there deigns to walk with me but one. I […]

Godolphin Horne

Who was cursed with the Sin of Pride, and Became a Boot-Black. Godolphin Horne was Nobly Born; He held the […]

Heroic Poem in Praise of Wine

To exalt, enthrone, establish and defend, To welcome home mankind’s mysterious friend Wine, true begetter of all arts that be; […]


I, from a window where the Meuse is wide, Looked eastward out to the September night; The men that in […]

Is there any reward?

Is there any reward? I’m beginning to doubt it. I am broken and bored, Is there any reward Reassure me, […]


Do you remember an Inn, Miranda? Do you remember an Inn? And the tedding and the bedding Of the straw […]


Inviting the influence of a young lady upon the opening year You wear the morning like your dress And are […]

The Early Morning

The moon on the one hand, the dawn on the other: The moon is my sister, the dawn is my […]

Lord Lundy

Who was too Freely Moved to Tears, and thereby ruined his Political Career Lord Lundy from his earliest years Was […]

The Big Baboon

The Big Baboon is found upon The plains of Cariboo: He goes about with nothing on (A shocking thing to […]

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