English poetry

Poems in English

The Imperfect Enjoyment

Naked she lay, clasped in my longing arms, I filled with love, and she all over charms; Both equally inspired […]

The Mistress

An age in her embraces passed Would seem a winter’s day; When life and light, with envious haste, Are torn […]


Were I (who to my cost already am One of those strange prodigious Creatures Man) A Spirit free, to choose […]


Quoth the Duchess of Cleveland to counselor Knight, “I’d fain have a prick, knew I how to come by’t. I […]

Tunbridge Wells

At five this morn, when Phoebus raised his head From Thetis’ lap, I raised myself from bed, And mounting steed, […]

Poems to Mulgrave and Scroope

Deare Friend. I heare this Towne does soe abound, With sawcy Censurers, that faults are found, With what of late […]

To This Moment a Rebel

To this moment a rebel I throw down my arms, Great Love, at first sight of Olinda’s bright charms. Make […]

A Satyre Against Mankind

Were I – who to my cost already am One of those strange, prodigious creatures, man – A spirit free […]