English poetry

Poems in English

The Night Journey

Hands and lit faces eddy to a line; The dazed last minutes click; the clamour dies. Beyond the great-swung arc […]

In Examination

Lo! from quiet skies In through the window my Lord the Sun! And my eyes Were dazzled and drunk with […]

The Soldier

If I should die, think only this of me: That there’s some corner of a foreign field That is for […]

The Life Beyond

He wakes, who never thought to wake again, Who held the end was Death. He opens eyes Slowly, to one […]

There’s Wisdom In Women

“Oh love is fair, and love is rare;” my dear one she said, “But love goes lightly over.” I bowed […]


Opposite me two Germans snore and sweat. Through sullen swirling gloom we jolt and roar. We have been here for […]


Love is a breach in the walls, a broken gate, Where that comes in that shall not go again; Love […]

A Letter to a Live Poet

Sir, since the last Elizabethan died, Or, rather, that more Paradisal muse, Blind with much light, passed to the light […]


They say there’s a high windless world and strange, Out of the wash of days and temporal tide, Where Faith […]

I. Peace

Now, God be thanked Who has matched us with His hour, And caught our youth, and wakened us from sleeping, […]

The Way That Lovers Use

The Way that lovers use is this; They bow, catch hands, with never a word, And their lips meet, and […]

The Jolly Company

The stars, a jolly company, I envied, straying late and lonely; And cried upon their revelry: “O white companionship! You […]


How should I know? The enormous wheels of will Drove me cold-eyed on tired and sleepless feet. Night was void […]

Menelaus and Helen

I Hot through Troy’s ruin Menelaus broke To Priam’s palace, sword in hand, to sate On that adulterous whore a […]


As those of old drank mummia To fire their limbs of lead, Making dead kings from Africa Stand pandar to […]


In your arms was still delight, Quiet as a street at night; And thoughts of you, I do remember, Were […]

Beauty and Beauty

When Beauty and Beauty meet All naked, fair to fair, The earth is crying-sweet, And scattering-bright the air, Eddying, dizzying, […]

Vision Of The Archangels, The

Slowly up silent peaks, the white edge of the world, Trod four archangels, clear against the unheeding sky, Bearing, with […]

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