English poetry

Poems in English


THE CHRISTMAS-BOX

THIS box, mine own sweet darling, thou wilt find With many a varied sweetmeat’s form supplied; The fruits are they […]

LIKE AND LIKE

A FAIR bell-flower Sprang tip from the ground; And early its fragrance It shed all around; A bee came thither […]

IN SUMMER

How plain and height With dewdrops are bright! How pearls have crown’d The plants all around! How sighs the breeze […]

THE WANDERER'S NIGHT-SONG

THOU who comest from on high, Who all woes and sorrows stillest, Who, for twofold misery, Hearts with twofold balsam […]

THREATENING SIGNS

IF Venus in the evening sky Is seen in radiant majesty, If rod-like comets, red as blood, Are ‘mongst the […]

THE DANCE OF DEATH

THE warder looks down at the mid hour of night, On the tombs that lie scatter’d below: The moon fills […]

THE FISHERMAN

THE waters rush’d, the waters rose, A fisherman sat by, While on his line in calm repose He cast his […]

THE SAME, EXPANDED

IF thou wouldst live unruffled by care, Let not the past torment thee e’er; If any loss thou hast to […]

THE SEA-VOYAGE

MANY a day and night my bark stood ready laden; Waiting fav’ring winds, I sat with true friends round me, […]

THE MOUNTAIN CASTLE

THERE stands on yonder high mountain A castle built of yore, Where once lurked horse and horseman In rear of […]

EPITAPH

As a boy, reserved and naughty; As a youth, a coxcomb and haughty; As a man, for action inclined; As […]

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