English poetry

Poems in English

The Princess (prologue)

Sir Walter Vivian all a summer’s day Gave his broad lawns until the set of sun Up to the people: […]


Queen Guinevere had fled the court, and sat There in the holy house at Almesbury Weeping, none with her save […]

The Princess (part 1)

A prince I was, blue-eyed, and fair in face, Of temper amorous, as the first of May, With lengths of […]


MY father left a park to me, But it is wild and barren, A garden too with scarce a tree, […]

The Marriage Of Geraint

The brave Geraint, a knight of Arthur’s court, A tributary prince of Devon, one Of that great Order of the […]

The Lady Of Shalott

Part I On either side the river lie Long fields of barley and of rye, That clothe the wold and […]

The Merman

I Who would be A merman bold, Sitting alone Singing alone Under the sea, With a crown of gold, On […]


O Love, Love, Love! O withering might! O sun, that from thy noonday height Shudderest when I strain my sight, […]

The Last Tournament

Dagonet, the fool, whom Gawain in his mood Had made mock-knight of Arthur’s Table Round, At Camelot, high above the […]

The Oak

Live thy life, Young and old, Like yon oak, Bright in spring, Living gold; Summer-rich Then; and then Autumn-changed, Soberer […]

The Flower

Once in a golden hour I cast to earth a seed. Up there came a flower, The people said, a […]

Beautiful City

Beautiful city Beautiful city, the centre and crater of European confusion, O you with your passionate shriek for the rights […]

The Princess (part 2)

At break of day the College Portress came: She brought us Academic silks, in hue The lilac, with a silken […]

The Princess (part 3)

Morn in the wake of the morning star Came furrowing all the orient into gold. We rose, and each by […]

St. Agnes’ Eve

Deep on the convent-roof the snows Are sparkling to the moon: My breath to heaven like vapour goes; May my […]

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