English poetry

Poems in English

Joy and Sorrow chapter VIII

Then a woman said, “Speak to us of Joy and Sorrow.” And he answered: Your joy is your sorrow unmasked. […]

Song of Man XXV

I was here from the moment of the Beginning, and here I am still. And I shall remain here until […]

Good and Evil XXII

And one of the elders of the city said, “Speak to us of Good and Evil.” And he answered: Of […]

Work chapter VII

Then a ploughman said, “Speak to us of Work.” And he answered, saying: You work that you may keep pace […]

Two Wishes XI

In the silence of the night Death descended from God toward the earth. He hovered above a city and pierced […]


The tempest calmed after bending the branches of the trees and leaning heavily upon the grain in the field. The […]

Yesterday and Today XII

The gold-hoarder walked in his palace park and with him walked his troubles. And over his head hovered worries as […]

Song of Love XXIV

I am the lover’s eyes, and the spirit’s Wine, and the heart’s nourishment. I am a rose. My heart opens […]

Clothes chapter X

And the weaver said, “Speak to us of Clothes.” And he answered: Your clothes conceal much of your beauty, yet […]

Pleasure XXIV

Then a hermit, who visited the city once a year, came forth and said, “Speak to us of Pleasure.” And […]

Song of the Soul XXII

In the depth of my soul there is A wordless song – a song that lives In the seed of […]

The Beauty of Death XIV

Part One – The Calling Let me sleep, for my soul is intoxicated with love and Let me rest, for […]

Teaching XVIII

Then said a teacher, “Speak to us of Teaching.” And he said: No man can reveal to you aught but […]

Time XXI

And an astronomer said, “Master, what of Time?” And he answered: You would measure time the measureless and the immeasurable. […]

The Criminal V

A young man of strong body, weakened by hunger, sat on the walker’s portion of the street stretching his hand […]

Self-Knowledge XVII

And a man said, “Speak to us of Self-Knowledge.” And he answered, saying: Your hearts know in silence the secrets […]

The Creation I

The God separated a spirit from Himself and fashioned it into Beauty. He showered upon her all the blessings of […]

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