English poetry

Poems in English


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 […]

The Royal Tombs Of Golconda

I MUSE among these silent fanes Whose spacious darkness guards your dust; Around me sleep the hoary plains That hold […]

Street Cries

WHEN dawn’s first cymbals beat upon the sky, Rousing the world to labour’s various cry, To tend the flock, to […]