English poetry

Poems in English

Care-charming Sleep

Care-charming Sleep, thou easer of all woes, Brother to Death, sweetly thyself dispose On this afflicted prince; fall like a […]

Hymn to Pan

SING his praises that doth keep Our flocks from harm. Pan, the father of our sheep; And arm in arm […]

Love's Emblems

NOW the lusty spring is seen; Golden yellow, gaudy blue, Daintily invite the view: Everywhere on every green Roses blushing […]

Weep no more

WEEP no more, nor sigh, nor groan, Sorrow calls no time that ‘s gone: Violets pluck’d, the sweetest rain Makes […]

Bridal Song

CYNTHIA, to thy power and thee We obey. Joy to this great company! And no day Come to steal this […]

Beauty Clear and Fair

BEAUTY clear and fair, Where the air Rather like a perfume dwells; Where the violet and the rose Their blue […]

Away, Delights

AWAY, delights! go seek some other dwelling, For I must die. Farewell, false love! thy tongue is ever telling Lie […]

Aspatia's Song

LAY a garland on my herse Of the dismal yew; Maidens, willow branches bear; Say, I died true. My love […]


COME, Sleep, and with thy sweet deceiving Lock me in delight awhile; Let some pleasing dreams beguile All my fancies; […]

God Lyaeus

GOD Lyaeus, ever young, Ever honour’d, ever sung, Stain’d with blood of lusty grapes, In a thousand lusty shapes Dance […]


HENCE, all you vain delights, As short as are the nights Wherein you spend your folly! There ‘s naught in […]

Hear, ye Ladies

HEAR, ye ladies that despise What the mighty Love has done; Fear examples and be wise: Fair Callisto was a […]