English poetry

Poems in English

The Exchange

We pledged our hearts, my love and I, I in my arms the maiden clasping; I could not tell the […]


All look and likeness caught from earth All accident of kin and birth, Had pass’d away. There was no trace […]

To William Wordsworth

Friend of the Wise! and Teacher of the Good! Into my heart have I received that Lay More than historic, […]

Dejection: An Ode

Late, late yestreen I saw the new Moon, With the old Moon in her arms ; And I fear, I […]

Youth And Age

Verse, a Breeze ‘mid blossoms straying, Where HOPE clung feeding, like a bee Both were mine! Life went a-maying With […]

Duty Surviving Self-Love

Unchanged within, to see all changed without, Is a blank lot and hard to bear, no doubt. Yet why at […]

Kubla Khan

In Xanadu did Kubla Khan A stately pleasure-dome decree: Where Alph, the sacred river, ran Through caverns measureless to man […]

The Faded Flower

Ungrateful he, who pluck’d thee from thy stalk, Poor faded flow’ret! on his careless way; Inhal’d awhile thy odours on […]

Human Life

If dead, we cease to be ; if total gloom Swallow up life’s brief flash for aye, we fare As […]

France: An Ode

EXCERPT] … O Liberty! with profitless endeavour Have I pursued thee, many a weary hour ; But thou nor swell’st […]

The Eolian Harp

(Composed at Clevedon, Somersetshire) My pensive Sara! thy soft cheek reclined Thus on mine arm, most soothing sweet it is […]

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