English poetry

Poems in English

Sonnet LXXXIV: Highway

Highway, since you my chief Parnassus be, And that my Muse, to some ears not unsweet, Tempers her words to […]

Sonnet XXXIII: I Might

I might! unhappy word O me, I might, And then would not, or could not, see my bliss; Till now […]

Sonnet IX: Queen Virtue’s Court

Queen Virtue’s court, which some call Stella’s face, Prepar’d by Nature’s choicest furniture, Hath his front built of alabaster pure; […]

This Lady’s Cruelty

WITH how sad steps, O moon, thou climb’st the skies! How silently, and with how wan a face! What! may […]

Sonnet IV: Virtue, Alas

Virtue, alas, now let me take some rest. Thou set’st a bate between my soul and wit. If vain love […]

Sonnet XXIII: The Curious Wits

The curious wits seeing dull pensiveness Bewray itself in my long settled eyes, Whence those same fumes of melancholy rise, […]

Sonnet XIII: Phoebus Was Judge

Phoebus was judge between Jove, Mars, and Love, Of those three gods, whose arms the fairest were: Jove’s golden shield […]

Ring Out Your Bells

Ring out your bells, let mourning shows be spread; For Love is dead All love is dead, infected With plague […]


Come Sleep; O Sleep! the certain knot of peace, The baiting-place of wit, the balm of woe, The poor man’s […]

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