English poetry

Poems in English

The Power Of Prayer

or, The First Steamboat up the Alabama. You, Dinah! Come and set me whar de ribber-roads does meet. De Lord, […]

The Harlequin Of Dreams

Swift, through some trap mine eyes have never found, Dim-panelled in the painted scene of Sleep, Thou, giant Harlequin of […]

Hymns Of The Marshes

I. Sunrise. In my sleep I was fain of their fellowship, fain Of the live-oak, the marsh, and the main. […]

The Bee

What time I paced, at pleasant morn, A deep and dewy wood, I heard a mellow hunting-horn Make dim report […]

Spring Greeting

From the German of Herder. All faintly through my soul to-day, As from a bell that far away Is tinkled […]

Laughter In The Senate

In the South lies a lonesome, hungry Land; He huddles his rags with a cripple’s hand; He mutters, prone on […]

The Symphony

“O Trade! O Trade! would thou wert dead! The Time needs heart ’tis tired of head: We’re all for love,” […]


A rose of perfect red, embossed With silver sheens of crystal frost, Yet warm, nor life nor fragrance lost. High […]

In The Foam

Life swelleth in a whitening wave, And dasheth thee and me apart. I sweep out seaward: be thou brave. And […]


My soul is sailing through the sea, But the Past is heavy and hindereth me. The Past hath crusted cumbrous […]

Our Hills

Dear Mother-Earth Of Titan birth, Yon hills are your large breasts, and often I Have climbed to their top-nipples, fain […]


I. Red. Would that my songs might be What roses make by day and night Distillments of my clod of […]

Nine From Eight

I was drivin’ my two-mule waggin, With a lot o’ truck for sale, Towards Macon, to git some baggin’ (Which […]

The Raven Days

Our hearths are gone out and our hearts are broken, And but the ghosts of homes to us remain, And […]

The Jacquerie A Fragment

Chapter I. Once on a time, a Dawn, all red and bright Leapt on the conquered ramparts of the Night, […]

The Mocking-Bird

Superb and sole, upon a plumed spray That o’er the general leafage boldly grew, He summ’d the woods in song; […]

A Birthday Song. To S. G

For ever wave, for ever float and shine Before my yearning eyes, oh! dream of mine Wherein I dreamed that […]

June Dreams, In January

“So pulse, and pulse, thou rhythmic-hearted Noon That liest, large-limbed, curved along the hills, In languid palpitation, half a-swoon With […]

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