English poetry

Poems in English

Ask Me No More

Ask me no more where Jove bestows, When June is past, the fading rose; For in your beauty’s orient deep […]


THIS little vault, this narrow room, Of Love and Beauty is the tomb; The dawning beam, that ‘gan to clear […]

Disdain Returned

He that loves a rosy cheek, Or a coral lip admires, Or from starlike eyes doth seek Fuel to maintain […]

The Unfading Beauty

HE that loves a rosy cheek, Or a coral lip admires, Or from star-like eyes doth seek Fuel to maintain […]

A Divine Mistress

In Nature’s pieces still I see Some error that might mended be; Something my wish could still remove, Alter or […]

To A. L. Persuasions to Love

THINK not, ’cause men flattering say You’re fresh as April, sweet as May, Bright as is the morning star, That […]

Lips and Eyes

IN Celia’s face a question did arise, Which were more beautiful, her lips or eyes? ” We,” said the eyes, […]

A prayer to the Wind

Go thou gentle whispering wind, Bear this sigh; and if thou find Where my cruel fair doth rest, Cast it […]

Boldness in Love

Mark how the bashful morn in vain Courts the amorous marigold, With sighing blasts and weeping rain, Yet she refuses […]

Song. A Beautiful Mistress

IF when the sun at noon displays His brighter rays, Thou but appear, He then, all pale with shame and […]

Ingrateful Beauty Threatened

Know Celia, since thou art so proud, ‘Twas I that gave thee thy renown; Thou hadst, in the forgotten crowd […]