English poetry

Poems in English

Inexpensive Progress

Encase your legs in nylons, Bestride your hills with pylons O age without a soul; Away with gentle willows And […]

On a Portrait of a Deaf Man

The kind old face, the egg-shaped head, The tie, discreetly loud, The loosely fitting shooting clothes, A closely fitting shroud. […]


The clock is frozen in the tower, The thickening fog with sooty smell Has blanketed the motor power Which turns […]

The Hon. Sec

The flag that hung half-mast today Seemed animate with being As if it knew for who it flew And will […]

In A Bath Teashop

“Let us not speak, for the love we bear one another- Let us hold hands and look.” She such a […]


Hark, I hear the bells of Westgate, I will tell you what they sigh, Where those minarets and steeples Prick […]

Winter Seascape

The sea runs back against itself With scarcely time for breaking wave To cannonade a slatey shelf And thunder under […]

Dilton Marsh Halt

Was it worth keeping the Halt open, We thought as we looked at the sky Red through the spread of […]


The last year’s leaves are on the beech: The twigs are black; the cold is dry; To deeps byond the […]

South London Sketch

From Bermondsey to Wandsworth So many churches are, Some with apsidal chancels, Some Perpendicular And schools by E. R. Robson […]

The Plantster's Vision

Cut down that timber! Bells, too many and strong, Pouring their music through the branches bare, From moon-white church towers […]


Bird-watching colonels on the old sea wall, Down here at Dawlish where the slow trains crawl: Low tide lifting, on […]

A Shropshire Lad

The gas was on in the Institute, The flare was up in the gym, A man was running a mineral […]

Devonshire Street W.1

The heavy mahogany door with its wrought-iron screen Shuts. And the sound is rich, sympathetic, discreet. The sun still shines […]

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