English poetry

Poems in English

Epitaph

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 […]

Sestina Otiosa

Our great work, the Otia Merseiana, Edited by learned Mister Sampson, And supported by Professor Woodward, Is financed by numerous […]

The Conclusion

EVEN such is Time, that takes in trust Our youth, our joys, our all we have, And pays us but […]

Farewell to the Court

Like truthless dreams, so are my joys expir’d, And past return are all my dandled days; My love misled, and […]

Life

What is our life? A play of passion, Our mirth the music of division, Our mother’s wombs the tiring-houses be, […]

His Pilgrimage

GIVE me my scallop-shell of quiet, My staff of faith to walk upon, My scrip of joy, immortal diet, My […]