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 […]

The Last Man

All worldly shapes shall melt in gloom, The Sun himself must die, Before this mortal shall assume Its Immortality! I […]

Ode to Winter

When first the fiery-mantled sun His heavenly race begun to run; Round the earth and ocean blue, His children four […]

The Battle of the Baltic

Of Nelson and the North Sing the glorious day’s renown, When to battle fierce came forth All the might of […]


Hadst thou a genius on thy peak, What tales, white-headed Ben, Could’st thou of ancient ages speak, That mock th’ […]

The Dirge of Wallace

When Scotland’s great Regent, our warrior most dear, The debt of his nature did pay, T’ was Edward, the cruel, […]

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