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 […]

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