English poetry

Poems in English

Sonnet 19

XIX When I consider how my light is spent, Ere half my days, in this dark world and wide, And […]

Paradise Lost: Book 01

Of Man’s first disobedience, and the fruit Of that forbidden tree whose mortal taste Brought death into the World, and […]

Psalm 87

Among the holy Mountains high Is his foundation fast, There Seated in his Sanctuary, His Temple there is plac’t. Sions […]

Psalm 06

Aug. 13. 1653. Lord in thine anger do not reprehend me Nor in thy hot displeasure me correct; Pity me […]

Sonnet 13

XIII To Mr. H. Lawes, on his Aires. Harry whose tuneful and well measur’d Song First taught our English Musick […]

Sonnet 12

XII. On the same. I did but prompt the age to quit their cloggs By the known rules of antient […]

Song On May Morning

Now the bright morning Star, Dayes harbinger, Comes dancing from the East, and leads with her The Flowry May, who […]

Sonnet 15

XV On The Late Massacher In Piemont Avenge O lord thy slaughter’d Saints, whose bones Lie scatter’d on the Alpine […]

Il Penseroso

Hence, vain deluding Joys, …………The brood of Folly without father bred! How little you bested …………Or fill the fixed mind […]

Psalm 83

Be not thou silent now at length O God hold not thy peace, Sit not thou still O God of […]

Paradise Lost: Book 05

Now Morn, her rosy steps in the eastern clime Advancing, sowed the earth with orient pearl, When Adam waked, so […]

Paradise Lost: Book 12

As one who in his journey bates at noon, Though bent on speed; so here the Arch-Angel paused Betwixt the […]

Psalm 01

Done into Verse, 1653. Bless’d is the man who hath not walk’d astray In counsel of the wicked, and ith’way […]

Paradise Lost: Book 10

Mean while the heinous and despiteful act Of Satan, done in Paradise; and how He, in the serpent, had perverted […]

Sonnet 03: Canzone

Ridonsi donne e giovani amorosi M’ occostandosi attorno, e perche scrivi, Perche tu scrivi in lingua ignota e strana Verseggiando […]

Psalm 88

Lord God that dost me save and keep, All day to thee I cry; And all night long, before thee […]

Paradise Lost: Book 04

O, for that warning voice, which he, who saw The Apocalypse, heard cry in Heaven aloud, Then when the Dragon, […]

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