English poetry

Poems in English

The Wandering Bard

What life like that of the bard can be The wandering bard, who roams as free As the mountain lark […]

My Gentle Harp

My gentle Harp, once more I waken The sweetness of thy slumbering strain; In tears our last farewell was taken, […]

Tis the Last Rose of Summer

Tis the last rose of summer Left blooming alone; All her lovely companions Are faded and gone: No flower of […]

In the Morning of Life

In the morning of life, when its cares are unknown, And its pleasures in all their new lustre begin, When […]

Fill the Bumper Fair

Fill the bumper fair! Every drop we sprinkle O’er the brow of Care Smooths away a wrinkle. Wit’s electric flame […]

If Thou’lt Be Mine

If thou’lt be mine, the treasures of air, Of earth, and sea, shall lie at thy feet; Whatever in Fancy’s […]

Drink of This Cup

Drink of this cup; you’ll find there’s a spell in Its every drop ‘gainst the ills of mortality; Talk of […]

Oh, the Sight Entrancing

Oh, the sight entrancing, When morning’s beam is glancing O’er files array’d With helm and blade, And plumes in the […]

St. Senanus and the Lady

St. Senanus “On! haste, and leave this sacred isle, Unholy bark, ere morning smile; For on thy deck, though dark […]

Desmond’s Song

By the Feal’s wave benighted, No star in the skies, To thy door by Love lighted, I first saw those […]

Quantum Est Quod Desit

‘Twas a new feeling – something more Than we had dar’d to own before, Which then we hid not; We […]

How Dear to Me the Hour

How dear to me the hour when daylight dies, And sunbeams melt along the silent sea, For then sweet dreams […]

One Bumper at Parting

One bumper at parting! though many Have circled the board since we met, The fullest, the saddest of any Remains […]

An Incantation

Come with me, and we will blow Lots of bubbles, as we go; Bubbles bright as ever Hope Drew from […]

Wreath the Bowl

Wreath the bowl With flowers of soul, The brightest Wit can find us, We’ll take a flight Towards heaven to-night, […]

Love’s Young Dream

Oh! the days are gone, when Beauty bright My heart’s chain wove; When my dream of life, from morn till […]

Weep On, Weep On

Weep on, weep on, your hour is past, Your dreams of pride are o’er; The fatal chain is round you […]

Oft, in the Stilly Night

Oft, in the stilly night, Ere slumber’s chain has bound me, Fond memory brings the light Of other days around […]

The Donkey and His Panniers

A Donkey, whose talent for burdens was wondrous, So much that you’d swear he rejoic’d in a load, One day […]

When Cold in the Earth

When cold in the earth lies the friend thou hast loved, Be his faults and his follies forgot by thee […]

No, Not More Welcome

No, not more welcome the fairy numbers Of music fall on the sleeper’s ear, When half awaking from fearful slumbers, […]

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