English poetry

Poems in English

To Any Reader

As from the house your mother sees You playing round the garden trees, So you may see, if you will […]

To Mrs. Macmarland

IN Schnee der Alpen – so it runs To those divine accords – and here We dwell in Alpine snows […]

In Port

Last, to the chamber where I lie My fearful footsteps patter nigh, And come out from the cold and gloom […]

To Miss Cornish

THEY tell me, lady, that to-day On that unknown Australian strand – Some time ago, so far away – Another […]

This Gloomy Northern Day

THIS gloomy northern day, Or this yet gloomier night, Has moved a something high In my cold heart; and I, […]

Pirate Story

Three of us afloat in the meadow by the swing, Three of us abroad in the basket on the lea. […]


Late lies the wintry sun a-bed, A frosty, fiery sleepy-head; Blinks but an hour or two; and then, A blood-red […]


Then the bright lamp is carried in, The sunless hours again begin; O’er all without, in field and lane, The […]

To Rosabelle

WHEN my young lady has grown great and staid, And in long raiment wondrously arrayed, She may take pleasure with […]

Summer Sun

Great is the sun, and wide he goes Through empty heaven with repose; And in the blue and glowing days […]

The Swing

How do you like to go up in a swing, Up in the air so blue? Oh, I do think […]

Now Bare To The Beholder’s Eye

NOW bare to the beholder’s eye Your late denuded bindings lie, Subsiding slowly where they fell, A disinvested citadel; The […]

Sonnet VIII

As Daniel, bird-alone, in that far land, Kneeling in fervent prayer, with heart-sick eyes Turned thro’ the casement toward the […]

Love’s Vicissitudes

AS Love and Hope together Walk by me for a while, Link-armed the ways they travel For many a pleasant […]

To Marcus

YOU have been far, and I Been farther yet, Since last, in foul or fair An impecunious pair, Below this […]

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