English poetry

Poems in English

Cavalry Crossing a Ford

A LINE in long array, where they wind betwixt green islands; They take a serpentine course-their arms flash in the […]

O Me! O Life!

O ME! O life!… of the questions of these recurring; Of the endless trains of the faithless-of cities fill’d with […]

Spirit That Form’d This Scene

SPIRIT that form’d this scene, These tumbled rock-piles grim and red, These reckless heaven-ambitious peaks, These gorges, turbulent-clear streams, this […]

Over the Carnage

OVER the carnage rose prophetic a voice, Be not dishearten’d-Affection shall solve the problems of Freedom yet; Those who love […]

Starting from Paumanok

1 STARTING from fish-shape Paumanok, where I was born, Well-begotten, and rais’d by a perfect mother; After roaming many lands-lover […]

Of the Visage of Things

OF the visages of things-And of piercing through to the accepted hells beneath; Of ugliness-To me there is just as […]

American Feuillage

AMERICA always! Always our own feuillage! Always Florida’s green peninsula! Always the priceless delta of Louisiana! Always the cotton-fields of […]

To the Reader at Parting

NOW, dearest comrade, lift me to your face, We must separate awhile-Here! take from my lips this kiss. Whoever you […]

Hast Never Come to Thee an Hour

HAST never come to thee an hour, A sudden gleam divine, precipitating, bursting all these bubbles, fashions, wealth? These eager […]

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