English poetry

Poems in English

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 […]


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 […]


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, […]


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

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