English poetry

Poems in English

To The God of Pain

UNWILLING priestess in thy cruel fane, Long hast thou held me, pitiless god of Pain, Bound to thy worship by […]

The Pardah Nashin

HER life is a revolving dream Of languid and sequestered ease; Her girdles and her fillets gleam Like changing fires […]

My Dead Dream

HAVE YOU found me, at last, O my Dream? Seven eons ago You died and I buried you deep under […]

The Poet’s Love-Song

In noon-tide hours, O Love, secure and strong, I need thee not; mad dreams are mine to bind The world […]

In Praise Of Henna

A KOKILA called from a henna-spray: Lira! liree! Lira! liree! Hasten, maidens, hasten away To gather the leaves of the […]


CHILDREN, ye have not lived, to you it seems Life is a lovely stalactite of dreams, Or carnival of careless […]


Cover mine eyes, O my Love! Mine eyes that are weary of bliss As of light that is poignant and […]

Wandering Singers

WHERE the voice of the wind calls our wandering feet, Through echoing forest and echoing street, With lutes in our […]

A Love Song from the North

Tell me no more of thy love, papeeha, Wouldst thou recall to my heart, papeeha, Dreams of delight that are […]

To A Buddha Seated On A Lotus

LORD BUDDHA, on thy Lotus-throne, With praying eyes and hands elate, What mystic rapture dost thou own, Immutable and ultimate? […]

An Indian Love Song

He Lift up the veils that darken the delicate moon Of thy glory and grace, Withhold not, O love, from […]

Past and Future

The new hath come and now the old retires: And so the past becomes a mountain-cell, Where lone, apart, old […]


LIKE this alabaster box whose art Is frail as a cassia-flower, is my heart, Carven with delicate dreams and wrought […]

To My Fairy Fancies

NAY, no longer I may hold you, In my spirit’s soft caresses, Nor like lotus-leaves enfold you In the tangles […]

To India

O YOUNG through all thy immemorial years! Rise, Mother, rise, regenerate from thy gloom, And, like a bride high-mated with […]


IN tattered robes that hoard a glittering trace Of bygone colours, broidered to the knee, Behold her, daughter of a […]

Corn Grinders

O little mouse, why dost thou cry While merry stars laugh in the sky? Alas! alas! my lord is dead! […]

Coromandel Fishers

Rise, brothers, rise; the wakening skies pray to the morning light, The wind lies asleep in the arms of the […]

Autumn Song

Like a joy on the heart of a sorrow, The sunset hangs on a cloud; A golden storm of glittering […]

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