English poetry

Poems in English

The Primrose

Upon this Primrose hill, Where, if Heav’n would distil A shower of rain, each several drop might go To his […]

Elegy IX: The Autumnal

No spring nor summer Beauty hath such grace As I have seen in one autumnall face. Young beauties force our […]

Negative Love

I never stoop’d so low, as they Which on an eye, cheeke, lip, can prey, Seldom to them, which soare […]

John Donne – The Paradox

No Lover saith, I love, nor any other Can judge a perfect Lover; Hee thinkes that else none can, nor […]

The Damp

When I am dead, and doctors know not why, And my friends’ curiosity Will have me cut up to survey […]

For Whom The Bell Tolls

No man is an island, Entire of itself. Each is a piece of the continent, A part of the main. […]

The Token

Send me some token, that my hope may live, Or that my easeless thoughts may sleep and rest; Send me […]


He that cannot choose but love, And strives against it still, Never shall my fancy move, For he loves ‘gainst […]

Elegy I: Jealousy

Fond woman, which wouldst have thy husband die, And yet complain’st of his great jealousy; If swol’n with poison, he […]

The Triple Fool

I am two fools, I know – For loving, and for saying so In whining poetry; But where’s that wiseman […]

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