English poetry

Poems in English

The Banyan Tree

O you shaggy-headed banyan tree standing on the bank of the pond, Have you forgotten the little chile, like the […]

The First Jasmines

Ah, these jasmines, these white jasmines! I seem to remember the first day when I filled my hands with These […]

Stream Of Life

The same stream of life that runs through my veins night and day Runs through the world and dances in […]

The Further Bank

I long to go over there to the further bank of the river. Where those boats are tied to the […]

Salutation

In one salutation to thee, my God, Let all my senses spread out and touch this world at thy feet. […]

Journey Home

The time that my journey takes is long and the way of it long. I came out on the chariot […]

Prisoner

‘Prisoner, tell me, who was it that bound you?’ ‘It was my master,’ said the prisoner. ‘I thought I could […]

Face To Face

Day after day, O lord of my life, Shall I stand before thee face to face. With folded hands, O […]

My Song

This song of mine will wind its music around you, my child, like The fond arms of love. This song […]

Defamation

Whey are those tears in your eyes, my child? How horrid of them to be always scolding you for nothing! […]

Purity

Life of my life, I shall ever try to keep my body pure, knowing That thy living touch is upon […]

Sympathy

If I were only a little puppy, not your baby, mother dear, would You say “No” to me if I […]

A Moments Indulgence

I ask for a moment’s indulgence to sit by thy side. The works That I have in hand I will […]

Sleep

In the night of weariness Let me give myself up to sleep without struggle, Resting my trust upon thee. Let […]

Twelve O’Clock

Mother, I do want to leave off my lessons now. I have been at my Book all the morning. You […]

The Judge

Say of him what you please, but I know my child’s failings. I do not love him because he is […]

Threshold

I was not aware of the moment When I first crossed the threshold of this life. What was the power […]

The Source

The sleep that flits on baby’s eyes-does anybody know from where It comes? Yes, there is a rumour that it […]

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