English poetry

Poems in English

The Houses

‘Twixt my house and thy house the pathway is broad, In thy house or my house is half the world’s […]

The Sea And the Hills

1902 Who hath desired the Sea? the sight of salt wind-hounded The heave and the halt and the hurl and […]

As the Bell Clinks

As I left the Halls at Lumley, rose the vision of a comely Maid last season worshipped dumbly, watched with […]

Prophets at Home

Prophets have honour all over the Earth, Except in the village where they were born, Where such as knew them […]

Gallio’s Song

“And Gallio cared for none of these things.” Acts xviii. 17 “Little Foxes” Actions and Reactions. All day long to […]

Kitchener’s School

1898 Being a translation of the song that was made by a Mohammedanschoolmaster of Bengal Infantry (some time on service […]

To Wolcott Balestier

Beyond the path of the outmost sun through utter darkness hurled Further than ever comet flared or vagrant star-dust swirled […]

The Destroyers

The strength of twice three thousand horse That seeks the single goal; The line that holds the rending course, The […]

Natural Theology

Primitive I ate my fill of a whale that died And stranded after a month at sea. . . . […]

The Song of Seven Cities

I was Lord of Cities very sumptuously builded. Seven roaring Cities paid me tribute from far. Ivory their outposts were […]

A Song In Storm

Be well assured that on our side The abiding oceans fight, Though headlong wind and heaping tide Make us their […]


I have eaten your bread and salt. I have drunk your water and wine. In deaths ye died I have […]


There was a row in Silver Street that’s near to Dublin Quay, Between an Irish regiment an’ English cavalree; It […]

The Long Trail

There’s a whisper down the field where the year has shot her yield, And the ricks stand grey to the […]

To the True Romance

Thy face is far from this our war, Our call and counter-cry, I shall not find Thee quick and kind, […]

Follow Me ‘ome

There was no one like ‘im, ‘Orse or Foot, Nor any o’ the Guns I knew; An’ because it was […]

Tin Fish

The ships destroy us above And ensnare us beneath. We arise, we lie down, and we In the belly of […]

The Light That Failed

So we settled it all when the storm was done As comfy as comfy could be; And I was to […]

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