English poetry

Poems in English

To A Lady, With A Guitar

Ariel to Miranda: Take This slave of music, for the sake Of him who is the slave of thee; And […]


AWAY! the moor is dark beneath the moon, Rapid clouds have drunk the last pale beam of even: Away! the […]

Mont Blanc

(Lines written in the Vale of Chamouni) 1 The everlasting universe of things Flows through the mind, and rolls its […]


Good-night? ah! no; the hour is ill Which severs those it should unite; Let us remain together still, Then it […]

Poetical Essay

Extract from Poetical Essay by Percy Bysshe Shelley Millions to fight compell’d, to fight or die In mangled heaps on […]

Julian and Maddalo (excerpt)

I rode one evening with Count Maddalo Upon the bank of land which breaks the flow Of Adria towards Venice: […]

An Exhortation

Chameleons feed on light and air: Poets’ food is love and fame: If in this wide world of care Poets […]

To Coleridge

Oh! there are spirits of the air, And genii of the evening breeze, And gentle ghosts, with eyes as fair […]


Unfathomable Sea! whose waves are years, Ocean of Time, whose waters of deep woe Are brackish with the salt of […]

Hymn Of Pan

FROM the forests and highlands We come, we come; From the river-girt islands, Where loud waves are dumb Listening to […]

From “Adonais,” 49-52

49 Go thou to Rome, at once the Paradise, The grave, the city, and the wilderness; And where its wrecks […]

Music, When Soft Voices Die

Music, when soft voices die, Vibrates in the memory Odours, when sweet violets sicken, Live within the sense they quicken. […]

The Question

I dreamed that, as I wandered by the way, Bare Winter suddenly was changed to Spring, And gentle odours led […]

Time Long Past

Like the ghost of a dear friend dead Is Time long past. A tone which is now forever fled, A […]

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