English poetry

Poems in English

Sonnet V

Not undelightful, friend, our rustic ease To grateful hearts; for by especial hap, Deep nested in the hill’s enormous lap, […]

For Richmond’s Garden Wall

WHEN Thomas set this tablet here, Time laughed at the vain chanticleer; And ere the moss had dimmed the stone, […]

The Sun Travels

The sun is not a-bed, when I At night upon my pillow lie; Still round the earth his way he […]

De Ligurra

YOU fear, Ligurra – above all, you long – That I should smite you with a stinging song. This dreadful […]

The Vagabond

Give to me the life I love, Let the lave go by me, Give the jolly heaven above And the […]

Sonnet VII

The strong man’s hand, the snow-cool head of age, The certain-footed sympathies of youth – These, and that lofty passion […]

Nest Eggs

Birds all the summer day Flutter and quarrel Here in the arbour-like Tent of the laurel. Here in the fork […]

The Hayloft

Through all the pleasant meadow-side The grass grew shoulder-high, Till the shining scythes went far and wide And cut it […]

The Land of Story-Books

At evening when the lamp is lit, Around the fire my parents sit; They sit at home and talk and […]

Epitaphium Erotii

HERE lies Erotion, whom at six years old Fate pilfered. Stranger (when I too am cold, Who shall succeed me […]

To Sydney

NOT thine where marble-still and white Old statues share the tempered light And mock the uneven modern flight, But in […]


We see you as we see a face That trembles in a forest place Upon the mirror of a pool […]

Sonnet I

NOR judge me light, tho’ light at times I seem, And lightly in the stress of fortune bear The innumerable […]

My Kingdom

Down by a shining water well I found a very little dell, No higher than my head. The heather and […]

My Bed is a Boat

My bed is like a little boat; Nurse helps me in when I embark; She girds me in my sailor’s […]

The Moon

The moon has a face like the clock in the hall; She shines on thieves on the garden wall, On […]

The Land of Counterpane

When I was sick and lay a-bed, I had two pillows at my head, And all my toys beside me […]

Bed in Summer

In winter I get up at night And dress by yellow candle-light. In summer quite the other way, I have […]

To Madame Garschine

WHAT is the face, the fairest face, till Care, Till Care the graver – Care with cunning hand, Etches content […]

It Blows A Snowing Gale

IT blows a snowing gale in the winter of the year; The boats are on the sea and the crews […]

In the Highlands

IN the highlands, in the country places, Where the old plain men have rosy faces, And the young fair maidens […]

The Far-Farers

THE broad sun, The bright day: White sails On the blue bay: The far-farers Draw away. Light the fires And […]

Spring Carol

WHEN loud by landside streamlets gush, And clear in the greenwood quires the thrush, With sun on the meadows And […]

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