English poetry

Poems in English

An Angel in the House

How sweet it were, if without feeble fright, Or dying of the dreadful beauteous sight, An angel came to us, […]

The Nile

It flows through old hushed Egypt and its sands, Like some grave mighty thought threading a dream, And times and […]

Jenny Kissed Me

Jenny kissed me when we met, Jumping from the chair she sat in; Time, you thief, who love to get […]

Robin Hood, An Outlaw

Robin Hood is an outlaw bold Under the greenwood tree; Bird, nor stag, nor morning air Is more at large […]

Abou Ben Adhem

Abou Ben Adhem (may his tribe increase!) Awoke one night from a deep dream of peace, And saw, within the […]

To a Fish

You strange, astonished-looking, angle-faced, Dreary-mouthed, gaping wretches of the sea, Gulping salt-water everlastingly, Cold-blooded, though with red your blood be […]

Robin Hood, A Child

It was the pleasant season yet, When the stones at cottage doors Dry quickly, while the roads are wet, After […]

Sudden Fine Weather

Reader! what soul that laoves a verse can see The spring return, nor glow like you and me? Hear the […]

The Negro Boy

Paupertas onus visa est grave. Cold blows the wind, and while the tear Bursts trembling from my swollen eyes, The […]

Jenny kiss’d Me

Jenny kiss’d me when we met, Jumping from the chair she sat in; Time, you thief, who love to get […]

A Night-Rain in Summer

Open the window, and let the air Freshly blow upon face and hair, And fill the room, as it fills […]

May and the Poets

There is May in books forever; May will part from Spenser never; May’s in Milton, May’s in Prior, May’s in […]

The Glove and The Lions

King Francis was a hearty king, and loved a royal sport, And one day as his lions fought, sat looking […]

Robin Hood’s Flight

Robin Hood’s mother, these twelve years now, Has been gone from her earthly home; And Robin has paid, he scarce […]

A Fish Answers

Amazing monster! that, for aught I know, With the first sight of thee didst make our race For ever stare! […]


Death is a road our dearest friends have gone; Why with such leaders, fear to say, “Lead on?” Its gate […]