English poetry

Poems in English

Common Cold

Go hang yourself, you old M. D.! You shall not sneer at me. Pick up your hat and stethoscope, Go […]

The Clean Plater

Some singers sing of ladies’ eyes, And some of ladies lips, Refined ones praise their ladylike ways, And course ones […]

Peekabo, I Almost See You

Middle-aged life is merry, and I love to Lead it, But there comes a day when your eyes Are all […]

Tin Wedding Whistle

Though you know it anyhow Listen to me, darling, now, Proving what I need not prove How I know I […]


There was a young belle of Natchez Whose garments were always in patchez. When comment arose On the state of […]

Always Marry An April Girl

Praise the spells and bless the charms, I found April in my arms. April golden, April cloudy, Gracious, cruel, tender, […]

The Centipede

I objurgate the centipede, A bug we do not really need. At sleepy-time he beats a path Straight to the […]

One Third Of The Calendar

In January everything freezes. We have two children. Both are she’ses. This is our January rule: One girl in bed, […]

PG Wooster, Just as he Useter

Bound to your bookseller, leap to your library, Deluge your dealer with bakshish and bribary, Lean on the counter and […]


Once upon a time there was an Italian, And some people thought he was a rapscallion, But he wasn’t offended, […]

Oh To Be Odd!

Hypochondriacs Spend the winter at the bottom of Florida and the summer on top of The Adirondriacs. You go to […]

Will Consider Situation

There here are words of radical advice for a young man looking for a job; Young man, be a snob. […]

The Purist

I give you now Professor Twist, A conscientious scientist, Trustees exclaimed, “He never bungles!” And sent him off to distant […]

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