English poetry

Poems in English


I. Said Abner, ”At last thou art come! Ere I tell, ere thou speak, ”Kiss my cheek, wish me well!” […]

Love Among The Ruins

I Where the quiet-coloured end of evening smiles Miles and miles On the solitary pastures where our sheep Half-asleep Tinkle […]

Love In A Life

I Room after room, I hunt the house through We inhabit together. Heart, fear nothing, for, heart, thou shalt find […]

A Grammarian’s Funeral

SHORTLY AFTER THE REVIVAL OF LEARNING IN EUROPE. Let us begin and carry up this corpse, Singing together. Leave we […]

A Light Woman

I. So far as our story approaches the end, Which do you pity the most of us three?- My friend, […]


What is he buzzing in my ears? “Now that I come to die, Do I view the world as a […]


I. Nay but you, who do not love her, Is she not pure gold, my mistress? Holds earth aught – […]

Cavalier Tunes: Give a Rouse

King Charles, and who’ll do him right now? King Charles, and who’s ripe for fight now? Give a rouse: here’s, […]

Abt Vogler

Would that the structure brave, the manifold music I build, Bidding my organ obey, calling its keys to their work, […]

Instans Tyrannus

I. Of the million or two, more or less, I rule and possess, One man, for some cause undefined, Was […]

Porphyria’s Lover

The rain set early in tonight, The sullen wind was soon awake, It tore the elm-tops down for spite, And […]

Parting At Morning

Round the cape of a sudden came the sea, And the sun looked over the mountain’s rim: And straight was […]

The Englishman In Italy

(PIANO DI SORRENTO.) Fortu, Frotu, my beloved one, Sit here by my side, On my knees put up both little […]

The Laboratory

ANCIEN REGIME I Now that I, tying thy glass mask tightly, May gaze through these faint smokes curling whitely, As […]

Earth’s Immortalities

FAME. See, as the prettiest graves will do in time, Our poet’s wants the freshness of its prime; Spite of […]


Among these latter busts we count by scores, Half-emperors and quarter-emperors, Each with his bay-leaf fillet, loose-thonged vest, Loricand low-browed […]

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