English poetry

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I think if you had loved me when I wanted; If I’d looked up one day, and seen your eyes, […]


Fish (fly-replete, in depth of June, Dawdling away their wat’ry noon) Ponder deep wisdom, dark or clear, Each secret fishy […]

The Dead

Blow out, you bugles, over the rich Dead! There’s none of these so lonely and poor of old, But, dying, […]

Sleeping Out: Full Moon

They sleep within. . . . I cower to the earth, I waking, I only. High and cold thou dreamest, […]

Blue Evening

My restless blood now lies a-quiver, Knowing that always, exquisitely, This April twilight on the river Stirs anguish in the […]


All night the ways of Heaven were desolate, Long roads across a gleaming empty sky. Outcast and doomed and driven, […]


Because God put His adamantine fate Between my sullen heart and its desire, I swore that I would burst the […]

Choriambics I

Ah! not now, when desire burns, and the wind calls, and the suns of spring Light-foot dance in the woods, […]


“Oh! Love,” they said, “is King of Kings, And Triumph is his crown. Earth fades in flame before his wings, […]

The Song of the Pilgrims

(Halted around the fire by night, after moon-set, they sing this beneath the trees.) What light of unremembered skies Hast […]


Heart, you are restless as a paper scrap That’s tossed down dusty pavements by the wind; Saying, “She is most […]


When I see you, who were so wise and cool, Gazing with silly sickness on that fool You’ve given your […]

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 […]

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