English poetry

Poems in English

The Well-Beloved

I wayed by star and planet shine Towards the dear one’s home At Kingsbere, there to make her mine When […]

Beeny Cliff

I O the opal and the sapphire of that wandering western sea, And the woman riding high above with bright […]

The Sick God

I In days when men had joy of war, A God of Battles sped each mortal jar; The peoples pledged […]


I MARKED her ruined hues, Her custom-straitened views, And asked, “Can there indwell My Amabel?” I looked upon her gown, […]

She, To Him III

I WILL be faithful to thee; aye, I will! And Death shall choose me with a wondering eye That he […]

Let Me Enjoy

Minor Key I Let me enjoy the earth no less Because the all-enacting Might That fashioned forth its loveliness Had […]

A Thunderstorm In Town

(A Reminiscence, 1893) She wore a ‘terra-cotta’ dress, And we stayed, because of the pelting storm, Within the hansom’s dry […]

Channel Firing

That night your great guns, unawares, Shook all our coffins as we lay, And broke the chancel window-squares, We thought […]

The Darkling Thrush

I leant upon a coppice gate When Frost was spectre-gray, And Winter’s dregs made desolate The weakening eye of day. […]

Zermatt to the Matterhorn

Thirty-two years since, up against the sun, Seven shapes, thin atomies to lower sight, Labouringly leapt and gained thy gabled […]

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