English poetry

Poems in English

The Battle of Hastings

I’ll tell of the Battle of Hastings, As happened in days long gone by, When Duke William became King of […]

Albert’s Return

You’ve ‘eard ‘ow young Albert Ramsbottom At the zoo up at Blackpool one year With a stick with an ‘orse’s […]


Mr. Ramsbottom went to the races, A thing as he’d ne’er done before, And as luck always follers beginners, Won […]

Goalkeeper Joe

Joe Dunn were a bobby for football He gave all his time to that sport, He played for the West […]

Queen Matilda

Henry the first, surnamed ” Beauclare,” Lost his only son William at sea, So when Henry died it were hard […]

Marksman Sam

When Sam Small joined the regiment, ‘E were no’ but a raw recruit, And they marched ‘im away one wint’ry […]

Joe Ramsbottom

Joe Ramshottom rented a bit of a farm From its owner, Squire Goslett his name; And the Gosletts came over […]

Albert and the Lion

There’s a famous seaside place called Blackpool, That’s noted for fresh air and fun, And Mr and Mrs Ramsbottom Went […]

Sam’s Racehorse

When Sam Small retired from the Army He’d a pension of ninepence a day, And seven pounds fourteen and twopence […]

Jonah and the Grampus

I’ll tell you the story of Jonah, A really remarkable tale; A peaceful and humdrum existence he had Until one […]