English poetry

Poems in English

In Memory

I Serene and beautiful and very wise, Most erudite in curious Grecian lore, You lay and read your learned books, […]

Queen Elizabeth Speaks

My hands were stained with blood, my heart was Proud and cold, My soul is black with shame. . . […]

The Visitation

(For Louise Imogen Guiney) There is a wall of flesh before the eyes Of John, who yet perceives and hails […]

Father Gerard Hopkins, S. J

Why didst thou carve thy speech laboriously, And match and blend thy words with curious art? For Song, one saith, […]

The Cathedral of Rheims

(From the French of Emile Verhaeren) He who walks through the meadows of Champagne At noon in Fall, when leaves […]

The Singing Girl

(For the Rev. Edward F. Garesche, S. J.) There was a little maiden In blue and silver drest, She sang […]


Why is that wanton gossip Fame So dumb about this man’s affairs? Why do we titter at his name Who […]


(For the Rev. James J. Daly, S. J.) Bright stars, yellow stars, flashing through the air, Are you errant strands […]

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