English poetry

Poems in English


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 […]

Ha’nacker Mill

Sally is gone that was so kindly, Sally is gone from Ha’nacker Hill And the Briar grows ever since then […]

The Whale

The Whale that wanders round the Pole Is not a table fish. You cannot bake or boil him whole Nor […]

Henry King

The Chief Defect of Henry King Was chewing little bits of String. At last he swallowed some which tied Itself […]

Heretics All

Heretics all, whoever you may be, In Tarbes or Nimes, or over the sea, You never shall have good words […]

The Microbe

The Microbe is so very small You cannot make him out at all, But many sanguine people hope To see […]


How did the party go in Portman Square? I cannot tell you; Juliet was not there. And how did Lady […]

The Night

Most Holy Night, that still dost keep The keys of all the doors of sleep, To me when my tired […]


Who played with a Dangerous Toy, and suffered a Catastrophe of considerable Dimensions When George’s Grandmamma was told That George […]

On Vital Statistics

Ill fares the land to hast’ning ills a prey (1) Where wealth accumulates and men decay.’ But how much more […]

The Pelagian Drinking Song

Pelagius lived at Kardanoel And taught a doctrine there How, whether you went to heaven or to hell It was […]


Who Slammed Doors For Fun And Perished Miserably A trick that everyone abhors In little girls is slamming doors. A […]

Because My Faltering Feet

Because my faltering feet may fail to dare The first descendant of the steps of Hell Give me the Word […]

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