English poetry

Poems in English

The IX Ode to Horace

HORACE. While I was pleasing to your arms, Nor any youth, of happier charms, Thy snowy bosom blissful prest, Not […]

To My Little Niece Anne Duyckinck

To his charming black-eyed niece Uncle Harry wishest peace! Wishes roses over strow’d O’er her sublunary road! No rude winds […]

The Crane & The Fox, a Fable

In long gone years a fox and crane Were bound in friendship’s golden chain; Whene’er they met, the fox would […]

Hiding Place

Hail sov’reign love that first began, The scheme to rescue fallen man; Hail matchless, free, eternal grace, That gave my […]

The Dance

Take the name of the swain, a forlorn witless elf Who was chang’d to a flow’r for admiring himself. A […]

The Vine & Oak, A Fable

A vine from noblest lineage sprung And with the choicest clusters hung, In purple rob’d, reclining lay, And catch’d the […]


With the ladies’ permission, most humbly I’d mention How much we’re obliged by all their attention; We sink with the […]

Epithalamium: A Marriage Poem

‘Twas summer, when softly the breezes were blowing, And Hudson majestic so sweetly was flowing, The groves rang with music […]

A Tenant of Mrs. Van Kleeck

My very good landlady, Mistress Van Kleeck, (For the tears that o’erwhelm me I scarcely can speak) I know that […]


Of RISPAH. (who had been the concubine of King SAUL) when DAVID hanged her children, because their father had done […]

The Procession

The legislators pass along A solemn, self-important throng! Just raised from the common mass, They feel themselves another class. But […]

Acrostic Eliza Hughes

E v’ry grace in her combine, L ove and truth and friendship join, I n one source without reserve, Z […]


Children Pray dearest mother if you please Cut up your double-curded cheese, The oldest of the brotherhood. It’s ripe, no […]