English poetry

Poems in English

Autumn Fires

In the other gardens And all up the vale, From the autumn bonfires See the smoke trail! Pleasant summer over […]

Sonet VI

As in the hostel by the bridge I sate, Nailed with indifference fondly deemed complete, And (O strange chance, more […]

Soon Our Friends Perish

SOON our friends perish, Soon all we cherish Fades as days darken – goes as flowers go. Soon in December […]

Historical Associations

Dear Uncle Jim. this garden ground That now you smoke your pipe around, Has seen immortal actions done And valiant […]


Every night my prayers I say, And get my dinner every day; And every day that I’ve been good, I […]

Sonnet II

So shall this book wax like unto a well, Fairy with mirrored flowers about the brim, Or like some tarn […]

Henry James

Who comes to-night? We open the doors in vain. Who comes? My bursting walls, can you contain The presences that […]

Ad Martialem

GO(D) knows, my Martial, if we two could be To enjoy our days set wholly free; To the true life […]

From a Railway Carriage

Faster than fairies, faster than witches, Bridges and houses, hedges and ditches; And charging along like troops in a battle […]

To Willie and Henrietta

If two may read aright These rhymes of old delight And house and garden play, You too, my cousins, and […]

Marching Song

Bring the comb and play upon it! Marching, here we come! Willie cocks his highland bonnet, Johnnie beats the drum. […]

My Treasures

These nuts, that I keep in the back of the nest, Where all my tin soldiers are lying at rest, […]

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