English poetry

Poems in English

Ode On Melancholy

No, no, go not to Lethe, neither twist Wolf’s-bane, tight-rooted, for its poisonous wine; Nor suffer thy pale forehead to […]

Where’s the Poet?

Where’s the Poet? show him! show him, Muses nine! that I may know him. ‘Tis the man who with a […]

Addressed To Haydon

High-mindedness, a jealousy for good, A loving-kindness for the great man’s fame, Dwells here and there with people of no […]

Fragment of an Ode to Maia

MOTHER of Hermes! and still youthful Maia! May I sing to thee As thou wast hymned on the shores of […]

To My Brothers

Small, busy flames play through the fresh-laid coals, And their faint cracklings o’er our silence creep Like whispers of the […]

Ode On Indolence

One morn before me were three figures seen, I With bowed necks, and joined hands, side-faced; And one behind the […]


Ever let the Fancy roam, Pleasure never is at home: At a touch sweet Pleasure melteth, Like to bubbles when […]

Ode To Psyche

O Goddess! hear these tuneless numbers, wrung By sweet enforcement and remembrance dear, And pardon that thy secrets should be […]

Meg Merrilies

Old Meg she was a Gipsy, And liv’d upon the Moors: Her bed it was the brown heath turf, And […]

Hymn To Apollo

God of the golden bow, And of the golden lyre, And of the golden hair, And of the golden fire, […]

On Fame

Fame, like a wayward girl, will still be coy To those who woo her with too slavish knees, But makes […]

Ode To Autumn

Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness, Close bosom-friend of the maturing sun; Conspiring with him how to load and bless […]

To Mrs Reynolds’ Cat

Cat! who hast pass’d thy grand climacteric, How many mice and rats hast in thy days Destroy’d? How many tit […]

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