English poetry

Poems in English

Talking XX

And then a scholar said, “Speak of Talking.” And he answered, saying: You talk when you cease to be at […]


Then Almitra spoke, saying, “We would ask now of Death.” And he said: You would know the secret of death. […]

Freedom XIV

And an orator said, “Speak to us of Freedom.” And he answered: At the city gate and by your fireside […]

Houses chapter IX

A mason came forth and said, “Speak to us of Houses.” And he answered and said: Build of your imaginings […]

Song of Fortune VI

Man and I are sweethearts He craves me and I long for him, But alas! Between us has appeared A […]

Prayer XXIII

Then a priestess said, “Speak to us of Prayer.” And he answered, saying: You pray in your distress and in […]

The Palace and the Hut XXIX

Part One As night fell and the light glittered in the great house, the servants stood at the massive door […]

Religion XXVI

And an old priest said, “Speak to us of Religion.” And he said: Have I spoken this day of aught […]

The House of Fortune III

My wearied heart bade me farewell and left for the House of Fortune. As he reached that holy city which […]

A Lover’s Call XXVII

Where are you, my beloved? Are you in that little Paradise, watering the flowers who look upon you As infants […]

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 […]

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