English poetry

Poems in English

Morning along Shore

Hark, oh hark the elfin laughter All the little waves along, As if echoes speeding after Mocked a merry merman’s […]

The Old Man’s Grave

Make it where the winds may sweep Through the pine boughs soft and deep, And the murmur of the sea […]

Two Loves

One said; “Lo, I would walk hand-clasped with thee Adown the ways of joy and sunlit slopes Of earthly song […]

The Wood Pool

Here is a voice that soundeth low and far And lyric­voice of wind among the pines, Where the untroubled, glimmering […]


I With you I shall ever be; Over land and sea My thoughts will companion you; With yours shall my […]

When the Dark Comes Down

When the dark comes down, oh, the wind is on the sea With lisping laugh and whimper to the red […]

A Day Off

Let us put awhile away All the cares of work-a-day, For a golden time forget, Task and worry, toil and […]

For Little Things

Last night I looked across the hills And through an arch of darkling pine Low-swung against a limpid west I […]

Spring Song

Hark, I hear a robin calling! List, the wind is from the south! And the orchard-bloom is falling Sweet as […]

The Truce of Night

Lo, it is dark, Save for the crystal spark Of a virgin star o’er the purpling lea, Or the fine, […]

Memory Pictures

I A wide-spring meadow in a rosy dawn Bedropt with virgin buds; an orient sky Fleeced with a dappled cloud […]

At the Long Sault

A prisoner under the stars I lie, With no friend near; To-morrow they lead me forth to die, The stake […]

Among the Pines

Here let us linger at will and delightsomely hearken Music aeolian of wind in the boughs of pine, Timbrel of […]

The Old Home Calls

Come back to me, little dancing feet that roam the wide world o’er, I long for the lilt of your […]

The Poet’s Thought

It came to him in rainbow dreams, Blent with the wisdom of the sages, Of spirit and of passion born; […]

The Seeker

I sought for my happiness over the world, Oh, eager and far was my quest; I sought it on mountain […]

One of the Shepherds

We were out on the hills that night To watch our sheep; Drowsily by the fire we lay Where the […]

The Garden in Winter

Frosty-white and cold it lies Underneath the fretful skies; Snowflakes flutter where the red Banners of the poppies spread, And […]


I thank thee, friend, for the beautiful thought That in words well chosen thou gavest to me, Deep in the […]

Love’s Prayer

Beloved, this the heart I offer thee Is purified from old idolatry, From outworn hopes, and from the lingering stain […]

The Sea Spirit

I smile o’er the wrinkled blue­ Lo! the sea is fair, Smooth as the flow of a maiden’s hair; And […]


I walked to-day, but not alone, Adown a windy, sea-girt lea, For memory, spendthrift of her charm, Peopled the silent […]


Surely the flowers of a hundred springs Are simply the souls of beautiful things! The poppies aflame with gold and […]

On the Hills

Through the pungent hours of the afternoon, On the autumn slopes we have lightly wandered Where the sunshine lay in […]

Echo Dell

In a lone valley fair and far, Where many sweet beguilements are, I know a spot to lag and dream […]

A Request

When I am dead I would that ye make my bed On that low-lying, windy waste by the sea, Where […]

The Mother

Here I lean over you, small son, sleeping Warm in my arms, And I con to my heart all your […]

The Farewell

He rides away with sword and spur, Garbed in his warlike blazonry, With gallant glance and smile for her Upon […]

The Call of the Winds

Ho, come out with the wind of spring, And step it blithely in woodlands waking; Friend am I of each […]

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