English poetry

Poems in English

Poeta Fit, Non Nascitur

“How shall I be a poet? How shall I write in rhyme? You told me once the very wish Partook […]

All In The Golden Afternoon

All in the golden afternoon Full leisurely we glide; For both our oars, with little skill, By little arms are […]

The Lobster Quadrille

“Will you walk a little faster?” said a whiting to a snail, “There’s a porpoise close behind us, and he’s […]

Madrigal

(To Miss May Forshall.) HE shouts amain, he shouts again, (Her brother, fierce, as bluff King Hal), “I tell you […]

How Doth the Little Crocodile

How doth the little crocodile Improve his shining tail, And pour the waters of the Nile On every golden scale! […]

Brother And Sister

“SISTER, sister, go to bed! Go and rest your weary head.” Thus the prudent brother said. “Do you want a […]

Prologue

All in the golden afternoon Full leisurely we glide; For both our oars, with little skill, By little arms are […]

The Sea

There are certain things – a spider, a ghost, The income-tax, gout, an umbrella for three – That I hate, […]

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