English poetry

Poems in English


In the shadow of a broken house

In the shadow of a broken house,
Down a deserted street,
Propt walls, cold hearths, and phantom stairs,
And the silence of dead feet –
Locked wildly in one another’s arms
I saw two lovers meet.

And over that hearthless house aghast
Rose from the mind’s abyss
Lost stars and ruined, peering moons,
Worlds overshadowing this, –
Time’s stony palace crumbled down
Before that instant kiss.


1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (2 votes, average: 4.00 out of 5)

Poem In the shadow of a broken house - Laurence Binyon
 »