English poetry

Poems in English


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 […]

The Statue

When we are dead, some Hunting-boy will pass And find a stone half-hidden in tall grass And grey with age: […]

The Frog

Be kind and tender to the Frog, And do not call him names, As “Slimy skin,” or “Polly-wog,” Or likewise […]

The Tiger

The tiger, on the other hand, Is kittenish and mild, And makes a pretty playfellow For any little child. And […]

The Telephone

To-night in million-voiced London I Was lonely as the million-pointed sky Until your single voice. Ah! So the sun Peoples […]

The Evenlode

Torture will give a dozen pence or more To keep a drab from bawling at his door. The public taste […]

Lord Finchley

Lord Finchley tried to mend the Electric Light Himself. It struck him dead: And serve him right! It is the […]


Who was frightened by a Passing Motor, and was brought to Reason “Oh murder! What was that, Papa!” “My child, […]


Who ran away from his Nurse and was eaten by a Lion There was a Boy whose name was Jim; […]


Who played with a Loaded Gun, and, on missing his Sister was reprimanded by his Father. Young Algernon, the Doctor’s […]

The Lion

The Lion, the Lion, he dwells in the Waste, He has a big head and a very small waist; But […]

Franklin Hyde

Who caroused in the Dirt and was corrected by His Uncle. His Uncle came upon Franklin Hyde Carousing in the […]

The Vulture

The Vulture eats between his meals, And that’s the reason why He very, very, rarely feels As well as you […]

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