English poetry

Poems in English

Sonnet XLVI: Plain-Path’d Experience

Plain-path’d Experience, th’unlearned’s guide, Her simple followers evidently shows Sometimes what Schoolmen scarcely can decide, Nor yet wise Reason absolutely […]

Sonnet XXI: A Witless Galant

A witless gallant a young wench that woo’d (Yet his dull spirit her not one jot could move), Entreated me, […]

Sonnet XXXI: Methinks I See

To the Critic Methinks I see some crooked mimic jeer, And tax my Muse with this fantastic grace, Turning my […]


All feathered things yet ever known to men, From the huge Rucke, unto the little Wren; From Forrest, Fields, from […]

Sonnet XXXIV: Marvel Not, Love

To Admiration Marvel not, Love, though I thy power admire, Ravish’d a world beyond the farthest thought, And knowing more […]

Sonnet IV: Bright Star of Beauty

Bright star of beauty, on whose eyelids sit A thousand nymph-like and enamour’d Graces, The Goddesses of Memory and Wit, […]


NEAR to the silver Trent SIRENA dwelleth; She to whom Nature lent All that excelleth; By which the Muses late […]

Sonnet LX: Define My Weal

Define my weal, and tell the joys of Heav’n; Express my woes, and show the pains of Hell; Declare what […]

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