English poetry

Poems in English

I Will Not Let Thee Go

I will not let thee go. Ends all our month-long love in this? Can it be summed up so, Quit […]

The Growth of Love

1 They that in play can do the thing they would, Having an instinct throned in reason’s place, And every […]

To Joseph Joachim

Belov’d of all to whom that Muse is dear Who hid her spirit of rapture from the Greek, Whereby our […]

My Delight and Thy Delight

My delight and thy delight Walking, like two angels white, In the gardens of the night: My desire and thy […]

Melancholia

The sickness of desire, that in dark days Looks on the imagination of despair, Forgetteth man, and stinteth God his […]

Spirits

Angel spirits of sleep, White-robed, with silver hair, In your meadows fair, Where the willows weep, And the sad moonbeam […]

Awake, My Heart

Awake, my heart, to be loved, awake, awake! The darkness silvers away, the morn doth break, It leaps in the […]

Absence

When my love was away, Full three days were not sped, I caught my fancy astray Thinking if she were […]

Lord Kitchner

Unflinching hero, watchful to foresee And face thy country’s peril wheresoe’er, Directing war and peace with equal care, Till by […]

Nimium Fortunatus

I have lain in the sun I have toil’d as I might, I have thought as I would, And now […]

On a Dead Child

Perfect little body, without fault or stain on thee, With promise of strength and manhood full and fair! Though cold […]

Low Barometer

The south-wind strengthens to a gale, Across the moon the clouds fly fast, The house is smitten as with a […]

Nightingales

Beautiful must be the mountains whence ye come, And bright in the fruitful valleys the streams, wherefrom Ye learn your […]