English poetry

Poems in English

ENDYMION (For music)

The apple trees are hung with gold, And birds are loud in Arcady, The sheep lie bleating in the fold, […]

The Grave Of Shelley

Like burnt-out torches by a sick man’s bed Gaunt cypress-trees stand round the sun-bleached stone; Here doth the little night-owl […]


To drift with every passion till my soul Is a stringed lute on which can winds can play, Is it […]


I. The corn has turned from grey to red, Since first my spirit wandered forth From the drear cities of […]

To Milton

Milton! I think thy spirit hath passed away From these white cliffs and high-embattled towers; This gorgeous fiery-coloured world of […]


Come down, O Christ, and help me! reach Thy hand, For I am drowning in a stormier sea Than Simon […]

Madonna Mia

A lily-girl, not made for this world’s pain, With brown, soft hair close braided by her ears, And longing eyes […]

Taedium Vitae

To stab my youth with desperate knives, to wear This paltry age’s gaudy livery, To let each base hand filch […]

La Fuite De La Lune

To outer senses there is peace, A dreamy peace on either hand Deep silence in the shadowy land, Deep silence […]

The Burden Of Itys

This English Thames is holier far than Rome, Those harebells like a sudden flush of sea Breaking across the woodland, […]

The New Helen

Where hast thou been since round the walls of Troy The sons of God fought in that great emprise? Why […]

The Sphinx

(To Marcel Schwob in friendship and in admiration) In a dim corner of my room for longer than My fancy […]

The Ballad Of Reading Gaol

(In memoriam C. T. W. Sometime trooper of the Royal Horse Guards Obiit H. M. prison, Reading, Berkshire July 7, […]

Sonnet To Liberty

These are the letters which Endymion wrote To one he loved in secret, and apart. And now the brawlers of […]

Silentium Amoris

As often-times the too resplendent sun Hurries the pallid and reluctant moon Back to her sombre cave, ere she hath […]


It is full winter now: the trees are bare, Save where the cattle huddle from the cold Beneath the pine, […]

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