English poetry

Poems in English

November

No sun – no moon! No morn – no noon – No dawn – no dusk – no proper time […]

A Lake And A Fairy Boat

A lake and a fairy boat To sail in the moonlight clear, – And merrily we would float From the […]

Faithless Nelly Gray

A Pathetic Ballad Ben Battle was a soldier bold, And used to war’s alarms; But a cannon-ball took off his […]

Ruth

She stood breast-high amid the corn, Clasp’d by the golden light of morn, Like the sweetheart of the sun, Who […]

The Haunted House

Oh, very gloomy is the house of woe, Where tears are falling while the bell is knelling, With all the […]

The Song of the Shirt

With fingers weary and worn, With eyelids heavy and red, A woman sat, in unwomanly rags, Plying her needle and […]

Allegory

I had a gig-horse, and I called him Pleasure Because on Sundays for a little jaunt He was so fast […]

I Remember, I Remember

I Remember, I Remember I remember, I remember The house where I was born, The little window where the sun […]

Gold!

Gold! Gold! Gold! Gold! Bright and yellow, hard and cold Molten, graven, hammered and rolled, Heavy to get and light […]

Christmas Holidays

Along the Woodford road there comes a noise Of wheels, and Mr. Rounding’s neat post-chaise Struggles along, drawn by a […]

The World is with Me

The world is with me, and its many cares, Its woes its wants the anxious hopes and fears That wait […]

The Dream of Eugene Aram

‘Twas in the prime of summer-time An evening calm and cool, And four-and-twenty happy boys Came bounding out of school: […]

Death

It is not death, that sometime in a sigh This eloquent breath shall take its speechless flight; That sometime these […]

The Bridge of Sighs

One more Unfortunate, Weary of breath, Rashly importunate, Gone to her death! Take her up tenderly, Lift her with care; […]

Flowers

I will not have the mad Clytie, Whose head is turned by the sun; The tulip is a courtly queen, […]

Tim Turpin

Tim Turpin he was gravel-blind, And ne’er had seen the skies : For Nature, when his head was made, Forgot […]

Time of Roses

It was not in the Winter Our loving lot was cast; It was the time of roses – We pluck’d […]

The Death Bed

We watch’d her breathing thro’ the night, Her breathing soft and low, As in her breast the wave of life […]

Past and Present

I remember, I remember The house where I was born, The little window where the sun Came peeping in at […]

No!

No sun no moon! No morn no noon! No dawn no dusk no proper time of day No sky no […]

Autumn

I Saw old Autumn in the misty morn Stand shadowless like Silence, listening To silence, for no lonely bird would […]

Faithless Sally Brown

Young Ben he was a nice young man, A carpenter by trade; And he fell in love with Sally Brown, […]

Silence

There is a silence where hath been no sound, There is a silence where no sound may be, In the […]