English poetry

Poems in English

The Tale of the Tiger-Tree

A Fantasy, dedicated to the little poet Alice Oliver Henderson, ten years old. The Fantasy shows how tiger-hearts are the […]

To Mary Pickford

MOVING-PICTURE ACTRESS (On hearing she was leaving the moving-pictures for the stage.) Mary Pickford, doll divine, Year by year, and […]

The Light o’ the Moon

[How different people and different animals look upon the moon: showing that each creature finds in it his own mood […]

In Memory of a Child

I The angels guide him now, And watch his curly head, And lead him in their games, The little boy […]

The Raft

The whole world on a raft! A King is here, The record of his grandeur but a smear. Is it […]

The Chinese Nightingale

A Song in Chinese Tapestries “How, how,” he said. “Friend Chang,” I said, “San Francisco sleeps as the dead- Ended […]

St. Francis of Assisi

Would I might wake St. Francis in you all, Brother of birds and trees, God’s Troubadour, Blinded with weeping for […]

The Prarie Battlements

(To Edgar Lee Masters, with great respect) HERE upon the prarie Is our ancestral hall. Agate is the dome, Cornelian […]

An Argument

I. THE VOICE OF THE MAN IMPATIENT WITH VISIONS AND UTOPIAS We find your soft Utopias as white As new-cut […]

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