English poetry

Poems in English

What News

Here, ever since you went abroad, If there be change, no change I see, I only walk our wonted road, […]

To Age

Welcome, old friend! These many years Have we lived door by door; The fates have laid aside their shears Perhaps […]


MILD is the parting year, and sweet The odour of the falling spray; Life passes on more rudely fleet, And […]

Acon and Rhodope

The Year’s twelve daughters had in turn gone by, Of measured pace tho’ varying mien all twelve, Some froward, some […]

God Scatters Beauty

God scatters beauty as he scatters flowers O’er the wide earth, and tells us all are ours. A hundred lights […]


From you, Ianthe, little troubles pass Like little ripples down a sunny river; Your pleasures spring like daisies in the […]

Who Ever Felt as I?

Mother, I cannot mind my wheel; My fingers ache, my lips are dry: Oh! if you felt the pain I […]

Fжsulan Idyl

Here, where precipitate Spring with one light bound Into hot Summer’s lusty arms expires; And where go forth at morn, […]

To Robert Browning

There is delight in singing, though none hear Beside the singer; and there is delight In praising, though the praiser […]

The Evening Star

Smiles soon abate; the boisterous throes Of anger long burst forth; Inconstantly the south-wind blows, But steadily the north. Thy […]

The Dragon-Fly

Life (priest and poet say) is but a dream; I wish no happier one than to be laid Beneath a […]


Past ruined Ilion Helen lives, Alcestis rises from the shades. Verse calls them forth; ’tis verse that gives Immortal youth […]

Late Leaves

THE leaves are falling; so am I; The few late flowers have moisture in the eye; So have I too. […]

Proud Word You Never Spoke

Proud word you never spoke, but you will speak Four not exempt from pride some future day. Resting on one […]

Twenty Years Hence

Twenty years hence my eyes may grow If not quite dim, yet rather so, Still yours from others they shall […]


HERE, ever since you went abroad, If there be change no change I see: I only walk our wonted road, […]

Ianthe’s Question

‘Do you remember me? or are you proud? ’ Lightly advancing thro’ her star-trimm’d crowd, Ianthe said, and look’d into […]

The Three Roses

When the buds began to burst, Long ago, with Rose the First I was walking; joyous then Far above all […]

Lately our poets

Lately our poets loiter’d in green lanes, Content to catch the ballads of the plains; I fancied I had strength […]


THERE is a mountain and a wood between us, Where the lone shepherd and late bird have seen us Morning […]

Very True, the Linnets Sing

Very true, the linnets sing Sweetest in the leaves of spring: You have found in all these leaves That which […]

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