English poetry

Poems in English

Absolution

The anguish of the earth absolves our eyes Till beauty shines in all that we can see. War is our […]

A Working Party

Three hours ago he blundered up the trench, Sliding and poising, groping with his boots; Sometimes he tripped and lurched […]

Nimrod in September

When half the drowsy world’s a-bed And misty morning rises red, With jollity of horn and lusty cheer, Young Nimrod […]

Morning-Glory

In this meadow starred with spring Shepherds kneel before their king. Mary throned, with dreaming eyes, Gowned in blue like […]

To a Childless Woman

You think I cannot understand. Ah, but I do… I have been wrung with anger and compassion for you. I […]

Ancestors

Behold these jewelled, merchant Ancestors, Foregathered in some chancellery of death; Calm, provident, discreet, they stroke their beards And move […]

The Death-Bed

He drowsed and was aware of silence heaped Round him, unshaken as the steadfast walls; Aqueous like floating rays of […]

Falling Asleep

Voices moving about in the quiet house: Thud of feet and a muffled shutting of doors: Everyone yawning. Only the […]

The Heritage

Cry out on Time that he may take away Your cold philosophies that give no hint Of spirit-quickened flesh; fall […]

The Dark House

Dusk in the rain-soaked garden, And dark the house within. A door creaked: someone was early To watch the dawn […]

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