English poetry

Poems in English

Duet

1. Is it the wind of the dawn that I hear In the pine overhead? 2. No; but the voice […]

Sweet And Low

Sweet and low, sweet and low, Wind of the western sea, Low, low, breathe and blow, Wind of the western […]

Come down, O Maid

COME down, O maid, from yonder mountain height: What pleasure lives in height (the shepherd sang), In height and cold, […]

Boadicea

While about the shore of Mona those Neronian legionaries Burnt and broke the grove and altar of the Druid and […]

The Lotos-eaters

“Courage!” he said, and pointed toward the land, “This mounting wave will roll us shoreward soon.” In the afternoon they […]

Sir Galahad

MY good blade carves the casques of men, My tough lance thrusteth sure, My strength is as the strength of […]

Dedication

Dedication These to His Memory since he held them dear, Perchance as finding there unconsciously Some image of himself I […]

Claribel

Where Claribel low-lieth The breezes pause and die, Letting the rose-leaves fall: But the solemn oak-tree sigheth, Thick-leaved, ambrosial, With […]

Late, Late, So Late

Late, late, so late! and dark the night and chill! Late, late, so late! but we can enter still. Too […]

Northern Farmer: New Style

Dosn’t thou ‘ear my ‘erse’s legs, as they canters awaäy? Proputty, proputty, proputty that’s what I ‘ears ’em saäy. Proputty, […]

Geraint And Enid

O purblind race of miserable men, How many among us at this very hour Do forge a life-long trouble for […]

The Holy Grail

From noiseful arms, and acts of prowess done In tournament or tilt, Sir Percivale, Whom Arthur and his knighthood called […]

The Deserted House

Life and Thought have gone away Side by side, Leaving door and windows wide. Careless tenants they! All within is […]

Tithonus

The woods decay, the woods decay and fall, The vapours weep their burthen to the ground, Man comes and tills […]

Enoch Arden

Long lines of cliff breaking have left a chasm; And in the chasm are foam and yellow sands; Beyond, red […]

The Mermaid

I Who would be A mermaid fair, Singing alone, Combing her hair Under the sea, In a golden curl With […]

Requiescat

Fair is her cottage in its place, Where yon broad water sweetly slowly glides. It sees itself from thatch to […]

Tears, Idle Tears

Tears, idle tears, I know not what they mean, Tears from the depth of some divine despair Rise in the […]

To J. S

The wind, that beats the mountain, blows More softly round the open wold, And gently comes the world to those […]

Move Eastward, Happy Earth

Move eastward, happy earth, and leave Yon orange sunset waning slow: From fringes of the faded eve, O, happy planet, […]

Milton (Alcaics)

O mighty-mouth’d inventor of harmonies, O skill’d to sing of Time or Eternity, God-gifted organ-voice of England, Milton, a name […]

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