English poetry

Poems in English

Portrait of a Boy

After the whipping he crawled into bed, Accepting the harsh fact with no great weeping. How funny uncle’s hat had […]

The Lover in Hell

Eternally the choking steam goes up From the black pools of seething oil. . . . How merry Those little […]

Nos Immortales

Perhaps we go with wind and cloud and sun, Into the free companionship of air; Perhaps with sunsets when the […]


My friend went to the piano; spun the stool A little higher; left his pipe to cool; Picked up a […]

Before an Examination

The little letters dance across the page, Flaunt and retire, and trick the tired eyes; Sick of the strain, the […]

A Minor Poet

I am a shell. From me you shall not hear The splendid tramplings of insistent drums, The orbed gold of […]

Winged Man

The moon, a sweeping scimitar, dipped in the stormy straits, The dawn, a crimson cataract, burst through the eastern gates, […]

Road and Hills

I shall go away To the brown hills, the quiet ones, The vast, the mountainous, the rolling, Sun-fired and drowsy! […]

Ghosts of a Lunatic Asylum

Here, where men’s eyes were empty and as bright As the blank windows set in glaring brick, When the wind […]

The Innovator

(A Pharaoh Speaks.) I said, “Why should a pyramid Stand always dully on its base? I’ll change it! Let the […]

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