English poetry

Poems in English

Lux, My Fair Falcon

Lux, my fair falcon, and your fellows all, How well pleasant it were your liberty. Ye not forsake me that […]

The Long Love

The long love that in my thought doth harbour, And in mine heart doth keep his residence, Into my face […]

Mine Own John Poynz

Mine own John Poynz, since ye delight to know The cause why that homeward I me draw, And flee the […]

The Furious Gun

The furious gun in his raging ire, When that the bowl is rammed in too sore And that the flame […]

Unstable Dream

Unstable dream, according to the place, Be steadfast once, or else at least be true. By tasted sweetness make me […]

With Serving Still

With serving still This I have won, For my goodwill To be undone. And for redress Of all my pain, […]

Is It Possible

Is it possible That so high debate, So sharp, so sore, and of such rate, Should end so soon and […]

Forget Not Yet

Forget not yet the tried intent Of such a truth as I have meant My great travail so gladly spent […]

The Heart and Service

The heart and service to you proffer’d With right good will full honestly, Refuse it not, since it is offer’d, […]

I Find No Peace

I find no peace, and all my war is done. I fear and hope. I burn and freeze like ice. […]

A Revocation

WHAT should I say? Since Faith is dead, And Truth away From you is fled? Should I be led With […]

They Flee From Me

They flee from me that sometime did me seek With naked foot, stalking in my chamber. I have seen them […]

In Spain

Tagus, farewell! that westward with thy streams Turns up the grains of gold already tried With spur and sail, for […]

Since so Ye Please

Since so ye please to hear me plain, And that ye do rejoice my smart, Me list no lenger to […]

Avising The Bright Beams

Avising the bright beams of these fair eyes Where he is that mine oft moisteth and washeth, The wearied mind […]

Of the Mean and Sure Estate

My mother’s maids, when they did sew and spin, They sang sometime a song of the field mouse, That, for […]

My Lute Awake

My lute awake! perform the last Labour that thou and I shall waste, And end that I have now begun; […]

Ye Old Mule

Ye old mule that think yourself so fair, Leave off with craft your beauty to repair, For it is true, […]

Whoso List to Hunt

Whoso list to hunt, I know where is an hind, But as for me, helas! I may no more. The […]