English poetry

Poems in English

The Ivy-Wife

I LONGED to love a full-boughed beech And be as high as he: I stretched an arm within his reach, […]


While the far farewell music thins and fails, And the broad bottoms rip the bearing brine – All smalling slowly […]

The Dance At The Phoenix

To Jenny came a gentle youth From inland leazes lone; His love was fresh as apple-blooth By Parrett, Yeo, or […]

The Alarm

In Memory of one of the Writer’s Family who was a Volunteer during the War With Napoleon In a ferny […]

Sapphic Fragment

“Thou shalt be Nothing.” Omar Khayyam. “Tombless, with no remembrance.” W. Shakespeare. Dead shalt thou lie; and nought Be told […]

The Ghost Of The Past

We two kept house, the Past and I, The Past and I; I tended while it hovered nigh, Leaving me […]

At a Lunar Eclipse

Thy shadow, Earth, from Pole to Central Sea, Now steals along upon the Moon’s meek shine In even monochrome and […]

Midnight On The Great Western

In the third-class seat sat the journeying boy, And the roof-lamp’s oily flame Played down on his listless form and […]

The Oxen

Christmas Eve, and twelve of the clock. “Now they are all on their knees,” An elder said as we sat […]

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