English poetry

Poems in English

Autumnal Sonnet

Now Autumn’s fire burns slowly along the woods, And day by day the dead leaves fall and melt, And night […]

Adieu to Belshanny

Adieu to Belashanny! where I was bred and born; Go where I may, I’ll think of you, as sure as […]

The Fairies

Up the airy mountain, Down the rushy glen, We daren’t go a-hunting For fear of little men; Wee folk, good […]

These Little Songs

These little Songs, Found here and there, Floating in air By forest and lea, Or hill-side heather, In houses and […]

Aeolian Harp

O pale green sea, With long, pale, purple clouds above – What lies in me like weight of love? What […]

Down on the Shore

Down on the shore, on the sunny shore! Where the salt smell cheers the land; Where the tide moves bright […]

The Little Dell

Doleful was the land, Dull on, every side, Neither soft n’or grand, Barren, bleak, and wide; Nothing look’d with love; […]

Late Autumn

October – and the skies are cool and gray O’er stubbles emptied of their latest sheaf, Bare meadow, and the […]

The Touchstone

A man there came, whence none could tell, Bearing a Touchstone in his hand; And tested all things in the […]

A Day-Dream’s Reflection

Chequer’d with woven shadows as I lay Among the grass, blinking the watery gleam, I saw an Echo-Spirit in his […]

A Memory

Four ducks on a pond, A grass-bank beyond, A blue sky of spring, White clouds on the wing; What a […]

Amy Margaret’s Five Year Old

Amy Margaret’s five years old, Amy Margaret’s hair is gold, Dearer twenty-thousand-fold Than gold, is Amy Margaret. “Amy” is friend, […]

Half-waking

I thought it was the little bed I slept in long ago; A straight white curtain at the head, And […]

The Eviction

In early morning twilight, raw and chill, Damp vapours brooding on the barren hill, Through miles of mire in steady […]

A Seed

See how a Seed, which Autumn flung down, And through the Winter neglected lay, Uncoils two little green leaves and […]

Writing

A man who keeps a diary, pays Due toll to many tedious days; But life becomes eventful then His busy […]