English poetry

Poems in English

Strange Meeting

It seemed that out of the battle I escaped Down some profound dull tunnel, long since scooped Through granites which […]

A Terre

(Being the philosophy of many Soldiers.) Sit on the bed; I’m blind, and three parts shell, Be careful; can’t shake […]

Dulce Et Decorum Est

Bent double, like old beggars under sacks, Knock-kneed, coughing like hags, we cursed through sludge, Till on the haunting flares […]

Winter Song

The browns, the olives, and the yellows died, And were swept up to heaven; where they glowed Each dawn and […]

The Chances

I mind as ‘ow the night afore that show Us five got talking, we was in the know, “Over the […]


This book is not about heroes. English Poetry is not yet fit to speak of them. Nor is it about […]


I Our brains ache, in the merciless iced east winds that knife us. . . Wearied we keep awake because […]

S. I. W

“I will to the King, And offer him consolation in his trouble, For that man there has set his teeth […]

Anthem For Doomed Youth

What passing-bells for these who die as cattle? Only the monstrous anger of the guns. Only the stuttering rifles’ rapid […]

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