English poetry

Poems in English

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 […]

1914 I: Peace

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

Choriambics II

Here the flame that was ash, shrine that was void, Lost in the haunted wood, I have tended and loved, […]

Charm, The

In darkness the loud sea makes moan; And earth is shaken, and all evils creep About her ways. Oh, now […]


For moveless limbs no pity I crave, That never were swift! Still all I prize, Laughter and thought and friends, […]

The Treasure

When colour goes home into the eyes, And lights that shine are shut again, With dancing girls and sweet birds’ […]


When she sleeps, her soul, I know, Goes a wanderer on the air, Wings where I may never go, Leaves […]

A Memory

(From a sonnet-sequence) Somewhile before the dawn I rose, and stept Softly along the dim way to your room, And […]

Day That I Have Loved

Tenderly, day that I have loved, I close your eyes, And smooth your quiet brow, and fold your thin dead […]

Town and Country

Here, where love’s stuff is body, arm and side Are stabbing-sweet ‘gainst chair and lamp and wall. In every touch […]

Goddess In The Wood, The

In a flowered dell the Lady Venus stood, Amazed with sorrow. Down the morning one Far golden horn in the […]


Not with vain tears, when we’re beyond the sun, We’ll beat on the substantial doors, nor tread Those dusty high-roads […]

The Song of the Beasts

(Sung, on one night, in the cities, in the darkness.) Come away! Come away! Ye are sober and dull through […]


Swiftly out from the friendly lilt of the band, The crowd’s good laughter, the loved eyes of men, I am […]


Creeps in half wanton, half asleep, One with a fat wide hairless face. He likes love-music that is cheap; Likes […]

The Voice

Safe in the magic of my woods I lay, and watched the dying light. Faint in the pale high solitudes, […]

Ante Aram

Before thy shrine I kneel, an unknown worshipper, Chanting strange hymns to thee and sorrowful litanies, Incense of dirges, prayers […]

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