English poetry

Poems in English

In Snow

O English mother, in the ruddy glow Hugging your baby closer when outside You see the silent, soft, and cruel […]

Places and Men

In Sussex here, by shingle and by sand, Flat fields and farmsteads in their wind-blown trees, The shallow tide-wave courses […]

The Boy

The Boy from his bedroom-window Look’d over the little town, And away to the bleak black upland Under a clouded […]

Robin Redbreast

Good-bye, good-bye to Summer! For Summer’s nearly done; The garden smiling faintly, Cool breezes in the sun; Our Thrushes now […]

On a Forenoon of Spring

I’m glad I am alive, to see and feel The full deliciousness of this bright day, That’s like a heart […]

A Gravestone

Far from the churchyard dig his grave, On some green mound beside the wave; To westward, sea and sky alone, […]

Abbey Assaroe

Gray, gray is Abbey Assaroe, by Belashanny town, It has neither door nor window, the walls are broken down; The […]

Wayside Flowers

Pluck not the wayside flower, It is the traveller’s dower; A thousand passers-by Its beauties may espy, May win a […]

A Singer

That which he did not feel, he would not sing; What most he felt, religion it was to hide In […]

In a Spring Grove

Here the white-ray’d anemone is born, Wood-sorrel, and the varnish’d buttercup; And primrose in its purfled green swathed up, Pallid […]


Through grass, through amber’d cornfields, our slow Stream Fringed with its flags and reeds and rushes tall, And Meadowsweet, the […]

After Sunset

The vast and solemn company of clouds Around the Sun’s death, lit, incarnadined, Cool into ashy wan; as Night enshrouds […]

A Dream

I heard the dogs howl in the moonlight night; I went to the window to see the sight; All the […]

Autumnal Sonnet

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

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