English poetry

Poems in English

Song of the Battle Eve

(Time the Ninth Century) To-morrow, comrade, we On the battle-plain must be, There to conquer, or both lie low! The […]

Sail On, Sail On

Sail on, sail on, thou fearless bark Where’er blows the welcome wind, It cannot lead to scenes more dark, More […]

Drink To Her

Drink to her who long Hath waked the poet’s sigh, The girl who gave to song What gold could never […]

Where is the Slave

Oh, where’s the slave so lowly, Condemn’d to chains unholy, Who, could he burst His bonds at first, Would pine […]

You Remember Ellen

You remember Ellen, our hamlet’s pride, How meekly she bless’d her humble lot, When the stranger, William, had made her […]

The Mountain Sprite

In yonder valley there dwelt, alone, A youth, whose moments had calmly flown, ‘Till spells came o’er him, and, day […]

The Song of Fionnuala

Silent, oh Moyle, be the roar of thy water, Break not, ye breezes, your chain of repose, While, murmuring mournfully, […]

Love and the Novice

“Here we dwell, in holiest bowers, Where angels of light o’er our orisans bend; Where sighs of devotion and breathings […]

Erin, Oh Erin

Like the bright lamp, that shone in Kildare’s holy fane, And burn’d through long ages of darkness and storm, Is […]

O’Donohue’s Mistress

Of all the fair months, that round the sun In light-link’d dance their circles run, Sweet May, shine thou for […]

I Saw From the Beach

I saw from the beach, when the morning was shining, A bark o’er the waters move gloriously on; I came […]

Avenging and Bright

Avenging and bright fall the swift sword of Erin On him who the brave sons of Usna betray’d! For every […]

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