English poetry

Poems in English

Hen’s Nest

Among the orchard weeds, from every search, Snugly and sure, the old hen’s nest is made, Who cackles every morning […]

The Winter’s Spring

The winter comes; I walk alone, I want no bird to sing; To those who keep their hearts their own […]

The Vixen

Among the taller wood with ivy hung, The old fox plays and dances round her young. She snuffs and barks […]


Summer pleasures they are gone like to visions every one And the cloudy days of autumn and of winter cometh […]

What Is Life?

And what is Life? An hour-glass on the run, A mist retreating from the morning sun, A busy, bustling, still-repeated […]

Song’s Eternity

What is song’s eternity? Come and see. Can it noise and bustle be? Come and see. Praises sung or praises […]

The Landrail

How sweet and pleasant grows the way Through summer time again While Landrails call from day to day Amid the […]

The Instinct Of Hope

Is there another world for this frail dust To warm with life and be itself again? Something about me daily […]


In the cowslip pips I lie, Hidden from the buzzing fly, While green grass beneath me lies, Pearled with dew […]


‘Tis evening; the black snail has got on his track, And gone to its nest is the wren, And the […]

Wood Rides

Who hath not felt the influence that so calms The weary mind in summers sultry hours When wandering thickest woods […]


These tiny loiterers on the barley’s beard, And happy units of a numerous herd Of playfellows, the laughing Summer brings, […]

The Mores

Far spread the moorey ground a level scene Bespread with rush and one eternal green That never felt the rage […]

Love Lives Beyond The Tomb

Love lives beyond the tomb, And earth, which fades like dew! I love the fond, The faithful, and the true. […]

The Flood

On Lolham Brigs in wild and lonely mood I’ve seen the winter floods their gambols play Through each old arch […]

I Am

I am: yet what I am none cares or knows My friends forsake me like a memory lost, I am […]

In Hilly-Wood

How sweet to be thus nestling deep in boughs, Upon an ashen stoven pillowing me; Faintly are heard the ploughmen […]


Farewell to the bushy clump close to the river And the flags where the butter-bump hides in forever; Farewell to […]

Summer Evening

The frog half fearful jumps across the path, And little mouse that leaves its hole at eve Nimbles with timid […]


The landscape sleeps in mist from morn till noon; And, if the sun looks through, ’tis with a face Beamless […]

Early Nightingale

When first we hear the shy-come nightingales, They seem to mutter o’er their songs in fear, And, climb we e’er […]


Come we to the summer, to the summer we will come, For the woods are full of bluebells and the […]


When midnight comes a host of dogs and men Go out and track the badger to his den, And put […]

Autumn Birds

The wild duck startles like a sudden thought, And heron slow as if it might be caught. The flopping crows […]


Christmass is come and every hearth Makes room to give him welcome now Een want will dry its tears in […]

To A Fallen Elm

Old Elm that murmured in our chimney top The sweetest anthem autumn ever made And into mellow whispering calms would […]


Come queen of months in company Wi all thy merry minstrelsy The restless cuckoo absent long And twittering swallows chimney […]

The Nightingale’s Nest

Up this green woodland-ride let’s softly rove, And list the nightingale – she dwells just here. Hush! let the wood-gate […]

Evening Primrose

When once the sun sinks in the west, And dewdrops pearl the evening’s breast; Almost as pale as moonbeams are, […]

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