English poetry

Poems in English

Indian Weavers

WEAVERS, weaving at break of day, Why do you weave a garment so gay? . . . Blue as the […]

To My Children

Jaya Surya GOLDEN sun of victory, born In my life’s unclouded morn, In my lambent sky of love, May your […]

Harvest Hymn

Mens Voices: LORD of the lotus, lord of the harvest, Bright and munificent lord of the morn! Thine is the […]

The Poet To Death

TARRY a while, O Death, I cannot die While yet my sweet life burgeons with its spring; Fair is my […]


Nay, do not grieve tho’ life be full of sadness, Dawn will not veil her spleandor for your grief, Nor […]


LAMP of my life, the lips of Death Hath blown thee out with their sudden breath; Naught shall revive thy […]

In The Forest

HERE, O my heart, let us burn the dear dreams that are dead, Here in this wood let us fashion […]

Village Song

HONEY, child, honey, child, whither are you going? Would you cast your jewels all to the breezes blowing? Would you […]

Indian Love Song

She LIKE a serpent to the calling voice of flutes, Glides my heart into thy fingers, O my Love! Where […]

A Rajput Love Song

(Parvati at her lattice) O Love! were you a basil-wreath to twine Among my tresses, A jewelled clasp of shining […]

Cradle Song

FROM groves of spice, O’er fields of rice, Athwart the lotus-stream, I bring for you, Aglint with dew A little […]

Indian Dancer

EYES ravished with rapture, celestially panting, what passionate bosoms aflaming with fire Drink deep of the hush of the hyacinth […]

Palanquin Bearers

Lightly, O lightly we bear her along, She sways like a flower in the wind of our song; She skims […]

Song Of A Dream

ONCE in the dream of a night I stood Lone in the light of a magical wood, Soul-deep in visions […]


THE serpents are asleep among the poppies, The fireflies light the soundless panther’s way To tangled paths where shy gazelles […]

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 […]

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