English poetry

Poems in English

The Burning of the Leaves

Now is the time for the burning of the leaves, They go to the fire; the nostrils prick with smoke […]

The Zeppelin

Guns! far and near Quick, sudden, angry, They startle the still street, Upturned faces appear, Doors open on darkness, There […]

O World, be Nobler

O WORLD, be nobler, for her sake! If she but knew thee what thou art, What wrongs are borne, what […]

For the Fallen

With proud thanksgiving, a mother for her children, England mourns for her dead across the sea. Flesh of her flesh […]

Men of Verdun

There are five men in the moonlight That by their shadows stand; Three hobble humped on crutches, And two lack […]

Invocation to Youth

COME then, as ever, like the wind at morning! Joyous, O Youth, in the aged world renew Freshness to feel […]

The Woods Entry

So old is the wood, so old, Old as Fear. Wrinkled roots; great stems; hushed leaves; No sound near. Shadows […]

To the Belgians

O race that C├Žsar knew, That won stern Roman praise, What land not envies you The laurel of these days? […]

The Children Dancing

Away, sad thoughts, and teasing Perplexities, away! Let other blood go freezing, We will be wise and gay. For here […]