English poetry

Poems in English


An omnibus across the bridge Crawls like a yellow butterfly And, here and there, a passer-by Shows like a little […]


O well for him who lives at ease With garnered gold in wide domain, Nor heeds the splashing of the […]

By The Arno

The oleander on the wall Grows crimson in the dawning light, Though the grey shadows of the night Lie yet […]

Les Silhouettes

The sea is flecked with bars of grey, The dull dead wind is out of tune, And like a withered […]

The Harlot’s House

We caught the tread of dancing feet, We loitered down the moonlit street, And stopped beneath the harlot’s house. Inside, […]

Her Voice

The wild bee reels from bough to bough With his furry coat and his gauzy wing, Now in a lily-cup, […]


(Newdigate prize poem recited in the Sheldonian Theatre Oxford June 26th, 1878. To my friend George Fleming author of ‘The […]


See, I have climbed the mountain side Up to this holy house of God, Where once that Angel-Painter trod Who […]


How steep the stairs within King’s houses are For exile-wearied feet as mine to tread, And O how salt and […]

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