English poetry

Poems in English

TO HIS SWEET SAVIOUR

Night hath no wings to him that cannot sleep; And Time seems then not for to fly, but creep; Slowly […]

PURPOSES

No wrath of men, or rage of seas, Can shake a just man’s purposes; No threats of tyrants, or the […]

Divination By A Daffodil

When a daffodil I see, Hanging down his head towards me, Guess I may what I must be: First, I […]

TO HIS LOVELY MISTRESSES

One night i’th’ year, my dearest Beauties, come, And bring those dew-drink-offerings to my tomb; When thence ye see my […]

OF LOVE: A SONNET

How Love came in, I do not know, Whether by th’eye, or ear, or no; Or whether with the soul […]

MATINS, OR MORNING PRAYER

When with the virgin morning thou dost rise, Crossing thyself come thus to sacrifice; First wash thy heart in innocence; […]

TO MUSIC

Begin to charm, and as thou strok’st mine ears With thine enchantment, melt me into tears. Then let thy active […]

A Lyric to Mirth

While the milder fates consent, Let’s enjoy our merriment : Drink, and dance, and pipe, and play ; Kiss our […]

TO ANTHEA

Anthea, I am going hence With some small stock of innocence; But yet those blessed gates I see Withstanding entrance […]

NO FAULT IN WOMEN

No fault in women, to refuse The offer which they most would chuse. No fault: in women, to confess How […]

His Prayer To Ben Jonson

When I a verse shall make, Know I have pray’d thee, For old religion’s sake, Saint Ben to aid me. […]

TO THE GENIUS OF HIS HOUSE

Command the roof, great Genius, and from thence Into this house pour down thy influence, That through each room a […]

TO SILVIA TO WED

Let us, though late, at last, my Silvia, wed; And loving lie in one devoted bed. Thy watch may stand, […]

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