English poetry

Poems in English

To the Evening Star

Star that bringest home the bee, And sett’st the weary labourer free! If any star shed peace, ’tis thou, That […]

Lord Ullin's Daughter

A chieftain, to the Highlands bound, Cries, ”Boatman, do not tarry! And I’ll give thee a silver pound To row […]


The ordeal’s fatal trumpet sounded, And sad pale Adelgitha came, When forth a valiant champion bounded, And slew the slanderer […]

Love And Madness

Hark! from the battlements of yonder tower The solemn bell has tolled the midnight hour! Roused from drear visions of […]

Gertrude of Wyoming

PART I On Susquehanna’s side, fair Wyoming! Although the wild-flower on thy ruin’d wall, And roofless homes, a sad remembrance […]


1 On Linden, when the sun was low, 2 All bloodless lay the untrodden snow, 3 And dark as winter […]

Ode to the Memory of Burns

Soul of the Poet! wheresoe’er, Reclaimed from earth, thy genius plume Her wings of immortality ; Suspend thy harp in […]

The River of Life

The more we live, more brief appear Our life’s succeeding stages; A day to childhood seems a year, And years […]

Song to the Evening Star

1 Star that bringest home the bee, 2 And sett’st the weary labourer free! 3 If any star shed peace, […]

Ye Mariners of England

1 Ye Mariners of England 2 That guard our native seas, 3 Whose flag has braved, a thousand years, 4 […]

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