English poetry

Poems in English

A Song

For Mercy, Courage, Kindness, Mirth, There is no measure upon earth. Nay, they wither, root and stem, If an end […]

The Healers

In a vision of the night I saw them, In the battles of the night. ‘Mid the roar and the […]

The House That Was

Of the old house, only a few, crumbled Courses of brick, smothered in nettle and dock, Or a shaped stone […]

Nothing is enough!

No, though our all be spent Heart’s extremest love, Spirit’s whole intent, All that nerve can feel, All that brain […]

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 […]