English poetry

Poems in English

The Token

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

Self-Love

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 […]

Elegy IV: The Perfume

Once, and but once found in thy company, All thy supposed escapes are laid on me; And as a thief […]

The Legacy

When I died last, and, Dear, I die As often as from thee I go, Though it be but an […]

Love’s Deity

I long to talk with some old lover’s ghost, Who died before the God of Love was born: I cannot […]

The Bait

Come live with me, and be my love, And we will some new pleasures prove, Of golden sand, and crystal […]

The Good-Morrow

I wonder, by my troth, what thou and I Did, till we loved? were we not weaned till then, But […]

Elegy V: His Picture

Here take my picture; though I bid farewell, Thine, in my heart, where my soul dwells, shall dwell. ‘Tis like […]

A Valediction: Of Weeping

Let me pour forth My tears before thy face, whilst I stay here, For thy face coins them, and thy […]

Elegy XVI: On His Mistress

By our first strange and fatal interview, By all desires which thereof did ensue, By our long starving hopes, by […]

The Expiration

So, so, break off this last lamenting kiss, Which sucks two souls, and vapors both away, Turn thou ghost that […]

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