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 […]

Fears In Solitude

A green and silent spot, amid the hills, A small and silent dell! O’er stiller place No singing sky-lark ever […]

To A Young Ass

Its mother being tethered near it Poor little Foal of an oppressиd race! I love the languid patience of thy […]


The butterfly the ancient Grecians made The soul’s fair emblem, and its only name But of the soul, escaped the […]

To A Primrose

The first seen in the season Nitens et roboris expers Turget et insolida est: et spe delectat. – Ovid, Metam. […]


As late I journey’d o’er the extensive plain Where native Otter sports his scanty stream, Musing in torpid woe a […]

Glycine’s Song

A sunny shaft did I behold, From sky to earth it slanted: And poised therein a bird so bold Sweet […]

Work Without Hope

All Nature seems at work. Slugs leave their lair- The bees are stirring-birds are on the wing- And Winter slumbering […]

Aplolgia Pro Vita Sua

The poet in his lone yet genial hour Gives to his eyes a magnifying power : Or rather he emancipates […]


With many a pause and oft reverted eye I climb the Coomb’s ascent: sweet songsters near Warble in shade their […]

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