English poetry

Poems in English

No Buyers

A Load of brushes and baskets and cradles and chairs Labours along the street in the rain: With it a […]


At last I entered a long dark gallery, Catacomb-lined; and ranged at the side Were the bodies of men from […]

The Contretemps

A forward rush by the lamp in the gloom, And we clasped, and almost kissed; But she was not the […]

Waiting Both

A star looks down at me, And says: “Here I and you Stand each in our degree: What do you […]


It faces west, and round the back and sides High beeches, bending, hang a veil of boughs, And sweep against […]

The Selfsame Song

A bird sings the selfsame song, With never a fault in its flow, That we listened to here those long […]

The Seasons of Her Year

I Winter is white on turf and tree, And birds are fled; But summer songsters pipe to me, And petals […]

After Schiller

Knight, a true sister-love This heart retains; Ask me no other love, That way lie pains! Calm must I view […]


SNOW-BOUND in woodland, a mournful word, Dropt now and then from the bill of a bird, Reached me on wind-wafts; […]

Her Immortality

UPON a noon I pilgrimed through A pasture, mile by mile, Unto the place where I last saw My dead […]


He was leaning by a face, He was looking into eyes, And he knew a trysting-place, And he heard seductive […]

To Outer Nature

SHOW thee as I thought thee When I early sought thee, Omen-scouting, All undoubting Love alone had wrought thee Wrought […]

The Masked Face

I found me in a great surging space, At either end a door, And I said: “What is this giddying […]

Thoughts Of Phena

at news of her death Not a line of her writing have I Not a thread of her hair, No […]

The Dead Drummer

I They throw in Drummer Hodge, to rest Uncoffined just as found: His landmark is a kopje-crest That breaks the […]

An Autumn Rain-Scene

There trudges one to a merry-making With sturdy swing, On whom the rain comes down. To fetch the saving medicament […]

The Cave Of The Unborn

I rose at night and visited The Cave of the Unborn, And crowding shapes surrounded me For tidings of the […]

The Souls of the Slain

I The thick lids of Night closed upon me Alone at the Bill Of the Isle by the Race {1} […]

In a Wood

Pale beech and pine-tree blue, Set in one clay, Bough to bough cannot you Bide out your day? When the […]

“I Need Not Go”

I need not go Through sleet and snow To where I know She waits for me; She will wait me […]

To An Orphan Child

A Whimsey AH, child, thou art but half thy darling mother’s; Hers couldst thou wholly be, My light in thee […]

I Said To Love

I said to Love, “It is not now as in old days When men adored thee and thy ways All […]


Portion of this yew Is a man my grandsire knew, Bosomed here at its foot: This branch may be his […]

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