English poetry

Poems in English

Brown’s Descent

Brown lived at such a lofty farm That everyone for miles could see His lantern when he did his chores […]


How countlessly they congregate O’er our tumultuous snow, Which flows in shapes as tall as trees When wintry winds do […]

The Grindstone

Having a wheel and four legs of its own Has never availed the cumbersome grindstone To get it anywhere that […]

The Hill Wife

I. LONELINESS Her Word One ought not to have to care So much as you and I Care when the […]

Provide, Provide

The witch that came (the withered hag) To wash the steps with pail and rag, Was once the beauty Abishag, […]

The Wood-Pile

Out walking in the frozen swamp one gray day I paused and said, ‘I will turn back from here. No, […]

A Patch of Old Snow

There’s a patch of old snow in a corner That I should have guessed Was a blow-away paper the rain […]

One Step Backward Taken

Not only sands and gravels Were once more on their travels, But gulping muddy gallons Great boulders off their balance […]

Going for Water

The well was dry beside the door, And so we went with pail and can Across the fields behind the […]

A Brook in the City

The firm house lingers, though averse to square With the new city street it has to wear A number in. […]


I found a dimpled spider, fat and white, On a white heal-all, holding up a moth Like a white piece […]

The Egg and the Machine

He gave the solid rail a hateful kick. From far away there came an answering tick And then another tick. […]


All crying, ‘We will go with you, O Wind!’ The foliage follow him, leaf and stem; But a sleep oppresses […]

A Peck of Gold

Dust always blowing about the town, Except when sea-fog laid it down, And I was one of the children told […]

A Servant to Servants

I didn’t make you know how glad I was To have you come and camp here on our land. I […]

An Old Man’s Winter Night

All out of doors looked darkly in at him Through the thin frost, almost in separate stars, That gathers on […]

Two Tramps In Mud Time

Out of the mud two strangers came And caught me splitting wood in the yard, And one of them put […]

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