English poetry

Poems in English

Frost At Midnight

The Frost performs its secret ministry, Unhelped by any wind. The owlet’s cry Came loud, – and hark, again! loud […]

The Aeolian Harp

My pensive SARA! thy soft cheek reclined Thus on mine arm, most soothing sweet it is To sit beside our […]

From ‘Religious Musings’

I THERE is one Mind, one omnipresent Mind, Omnific. His most holy name is Love. Truth of subliming import! with […]

Time, Real And Imaginary

On the wide level of a mountain’s head, (I knew not where, but ’twas some faery place) Their pinions, ostrich-like, […]

Brockley Coomb

Lines composed while climbing the left ascent of Brockley Coomb, May 1795 With many a pause and oft reverted eye […]

The Pains Of Sleep

Ere on my bed my limbs I lay, It hath not been my use to pray With moving lips or […]

The Netherlands (fragment)

Water and windmills, greenness, Islets green; Willows whose Trunks beside the shadows stood Of their own higher half, and willowy […]

Song

Tho’ veiled in spires of myrtle-wreath, Love is a sword that cuts its sheath, And thro’ the clefts, itself has […]

Metrical Feet

Trochee trips from long to short; From long to long in solemn sort Slow Spondee stalks, strong foot!, yet ill […]

Love

All thoughts, all passions, all delights, Whatever stirs this mortal frame, All are but ministers of Love, And feed his […]

To Asra

Are there two things, of all which men possess, That are so like each other and so near, As mutual […]

About The Nightingale

From a letter from STC to Wordsworth after writing The Nightingale: In stale blank verse a subject stale I send […]

To The River Otter

Dear native brook! wild streamlet of the West! How many various-fated years have passed, What happy and what mournful hours, […]

Zapolya

Song (Act II, Scene I, lines 65-80) A sunny shaft did I behold, From sky to earth it slanted : […]

What Is Life?

Resembles Life what once was held of Light, Too ample in itself for human sight? An absolute Self an element […]

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