English poetry

Poems in English

On the Ruins of a Country Inn

WHERE now these mingled ruins lie A temple once to Bacchus rose, Beneath whose roof, aspiring high, Full many a […]

On a Honey Bee

Thou born to sip the lake or spring, Or quaff the waters of the stream, Why hither come on vagrant […]

The Indian Burying Ground

In spite of all the learn’d have said; I still my old opinion keep, The posture, that we give the […]

The Wild Honey-Suckle

Fair flower, that dost so comely grow, Hid in this silent, dull retreat, Untouched thy honied blossoms blow, Unseen thy […]

To A New England Poet

Though skilled in Latin and in Greek, And earning fifty cents a week, Such knowledge, and the income, too, Should […]

Song of Thyrsis

THE turtle on yon withered bough, That lately mourned her murdered mate, Has found another comrade now Such changes all […]

On Retirement

A HERMIT’S house beside a stream With forests planted round, Whatever it to you may seem More real happiness I […]