English poetry

Poems in English

Under the Violets

HER hands are cold; her face is white; No more her pulses come and go; Her eyes are shut to […]

Old Ironsides

Ay, tear her tattered ensign down! Long has it waved on high, And many an eye has danced to see […]

My Aviary

THROUGH my north window, in the wintry weather, My airy oriel on the river shore, I watch the sea-fowl as […]

The Old Man Dreams

OH for one hour of youthful joy! Give back my twentieth spring! I’d rather laugh, a bright-haired boy, Than reign, […]

The Chambered Nautilus

THIS is the ship of pearl, which, poets feign, Sails the unshadowed main, The venturous bark that flings On the […]

Sun and Shadow

As I look from the isle, o’er its billows of green, To the billows of foam-crested blue, Yon bark, that […]

The FlaĆ¢neur

I love all sights of earth and skies, From flowers that glow to stars that shine; The comet and the […]

Brother Jonathan's Lament

SHE has gone, she has left us in passion and pride, Our stormy-browed sister, so long at our side! She […]

Cacoethes Scribendi

If all the trees in all the woods were men; And each and every blade of grass a pen; If […]

Union and Liberty

FLAG of the heroes who left us their glory, Borne through their battle-fields’ thunder and flame, Blazoned in song and […]

The Last Leaf

I saw him once before, As he passed by the door, And again The pavement stones resound, As he totters […]

Dorothy Q

GRANDMOTHER’s mother: her age, I guess, Thirteen summers, or something less; Girlish bust, but womanly air; Smooth, square forehead with […]

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