English poetry

Poems in English

My Lady’s Law

The Law whereby my lady moves Was never Law to me, But ’tis enough that she approves Whatever Law it […]

The Story of Uriah

Jack Barrett went to Quetta Because they told him to. He left his wife at Simla On three-fourths his monthly […]

The ‘eathen

The ‘eathen in ‘is blindness bows down to wood an’ stone; ‘E don’t obey no orders unless they is ‘is […]


1915 Whence comest thou, Gehazi, So reverend to behold, In scarlet and in ermines And chain of England’s gold?” “From […]


We are very slightly changed From the semi-apes who ranged India’s Prehistoric clay; He that drew the longest bow Ran […]

Things and the Man

Oh ye who hold the written clue To all save all unwritten things, And, half a league behind, pursue The […]

Lord Roberts

1914 He passed in the very battle-smoke Of the war that he had descried. Three hundred mile of cannon spoke […]

The Rowers

The banked oars fell an hundred strong, And backed and threshed and ground, But bitter was the rowers’ song As […]


(Mobile Columns of the Boer War) Out o’ the wilderness, dusty an’ dry (Time, an’ ‘igh time to be trekkin’ […]

Road-Song of the Bandar-Log

(From The Jungle Book) Here we go in a flung festoon, Half-way up to the jealous moon! Don’t you envy […]


“Behold there is a woman that hath a familiar spirit at En-dor.” I Samuel, xxviii. 7. The road to En-dor […]

Pagett, M. P

The toad beneath the harrow knows Exactly where eath tooth-point goes. The butterfly upon the road Preaches contentment to that […]

Our Fathers Also

“Below the Mill Dam” Traffics and Discoveries Thrones, Powers, Dominions, Peoples, Kings, Are changing ‘neath our hand. Our fathers also […]

The Press

“The Village That Voted the Earth Was Flat” A Diversity of Creatures The Soldier may forget his Sword, The Sailorman […]


Wot makes the soldier’s ‘eart to penk, wot makes ‘im to perspire? It isn’t standin’ up to charge nor lyin’ […]

Song of the Fifth River

“The Treasure and the Low” Puck of Pook’s Hills. Where first by Eden Tree The Four Great Rivers ran, To […]

A Pict Song

Rome never looks where she treads. Always her heavy hooves fall On our stomachs, our hearts or our heads; And […]


Help for a patriot distressed, a spotless spirit hurt, Help for an honourable clan sore trampled in the dirt! From […]

A Three-Part Song

I’m just in love with all these three, The Weald and the Marsh and the Down country. Nor I don’t […]

“Birds of Prey” March

March! The mud is cakin’ good about our trousies. Front! eyes front, an’ watch the Colour-casin’s drip. Front! The faces […]

The Dead King

(EDWARD VII.) 1910 Who in the Realm to-day lays down dear life for the sake of a land more dear? […]

Brookland Road

I was very well pleased with what I knowed, I reckoned myself no fool Till I met with a maid […]

The City of Sleep

“The Brushwood Boy” The Day’s Work Over the edge of the purple down, Where the single lamplight gleams, Know ye […]

Seal Lullaby

Oh! hush thee, my baby, the night is behind us And black are the waters that sparkled so green. The […]

Anchor Song

Heh! Walk her round. Heave, ah heave her short again! Over, snatch her over, there, and hold her on the […]

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