English poetry

Poems in English

The Silent Lover ii

WRONG not, sweet empress of my heart, The merit of true passion, With thinking that he feels no smart, That […]

The Lie

Go, Soul, the body’s guest, Upon a thankless errand; Fear not to touch the best; The truth shall be thy […]

Stans Puer ad Mensam

Attend my words, my gentle knave, And you shall learn from me How boys at dinner may behave With due […]

My Last Will

When I am safely laid away, Out of work and out of play, Sheltered by the kindly ground From the […]


Even such is time, which takes in trust Our youth, our joys, and all we have, And pays us but […]

The Silent Lover i

PASSIONS are liken’d best to floods and streams: The shallow murmur, but the deep are dumb; So, when affection yields […]

Song of Myself

I was a Poet! But I did not know it, Neither did my Mother, Nor my Sister nor my Brother. […]

Her Reply

IF all the world and love were young, And truth in every shepherd’s tongue, These pretty pleasures might me move […]

Now What Is Love

Now what is Love, I pray thee, tell? It is that fountain and that well Where pleasure and repentance dwell; […]

The Artist

The Artist and his Luckless Wife They lead a horrid haunted life, Surrounded by the things he’s made That are […]

A Farewell to False Love

Farewell, false love, the oracle of lies, A mortal foe and enemy to rest, An envious boy, from whom all […]

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