English poetry

Poems in English


Life has loveliness to sell, All beautiful and splendid things; Blue waves whitened on a cliff, Soaring fire that sways […]

Like Barley Bending

Like barley bending In low fields by the sea, Singing in hard wind Ceaselessly; Like barley bending And rising again, […]

I Thought Of You

I thought of you and how you love this beauty, And walking up the long beach all alone I heard […]


Come, when the pale moon like a petal Floats in the pearly dusk of spring, Come with arms outstretched to […]

Blue Squills

How many million Aprils came Before I ever knew How white a cherry bough could be, A bed of squills, […]

Oh You Are Coming

Oh you are coming, coming, coming, How will hungry Time put by the hours till then? But why does it […]

On A March Day

Here in the teeth of this triumphant wind That shakes the naked shadows on the ground, Making a key-board of […]

Water Lilies

If you have forgotten water lilies floating On a dark lake among mountains in the afternoon shade, If you have […]

If Death Is Kind

Perhaps if Death is kind, and there can be returning, We will come back to earth some fragrant night, And […]

I Have Loved Hours At Sea

I have loved hours at sea, gray cities, The fragile secret of a flower, Music, the making of a poem […]


My soul lives in my body’s house, And you have both the house and her- But sometimes she is less […]

Buried Love

I have come to bury Love Beneath a tree, In the forest tall and black Where none can see. I […]

The Mystery

Your eyes drink of me, Love makes them shine, Your eyes that lean So close to mine. We have long […]

In The End

All that could never be said, All that could never be done, Wait for us at last Somewhere back of […]

I Am Not Yours

I am not yours, not lost in you, Not lost, although I long to be Lost as a candle lit […]

Let It Be Forgotten

Let it be forgotten, as a flower is forgotten, Forgotten as a fire that once was singing gold. Let it […]

The Ghost

I went back to the clanging city, I went back where my old loves stayed, But my heart was full […]

Gray Eyes

It was April when you came The first time to me, And my first look in your eyes Was like […]


It is enough for me by day To walk the same bright earth with him; Enough that over us by […]


When I went to look at what had long been hidden, A jewel laid long ago in a secret place, […]

A November Night

There! See the line of lights, A chain of stars down either side the street Why can’t you lift the […]

To E

I have remembered beauty in the night, Against black silences I waked to see A shower of sunlight over Italy […]

My Heart Is Heavy

My heart is heavy with many a song Like ripe fruit bearing down the tree, But I can never give […]

Did You Never Know?

Did you never know, long ago, how much you loved me- That your love would never lessen and never go? […]

At Midnight

Now at last I have come to see what life is, Nothing is ever ended, everything only begun, And the […]


I am not sorry for my soul That it must go unsatisfied, For it can live a thousand times, Eternity […]


I am alone, in spite of love, In spite of all I take and give- In spite of all your […]

After Love

There is no magic any more, We meet as other people do, You work no miracle for me Nor I […]


The moon is a curving flower of gold, The sky is still and blue; The moon was made for the […]

What Do I Care?

What do I care, in the dreams and the languor of spring, That my songs do not show me at […]

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