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 Flaâneur

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 […]

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