English poetry

Poems in English

The Rose Tree

‘O words are lightly spoken,’ Said Pearse to Connolly, ‘Maybe a breath of politic words Has withered our Rose Tree; […]

The Dolls

A doll in the doll-maker’s house Looks at the cradle and bawls: ‘That is an insult to us.’ But the […]

The Three Bushes

An incident from the ‘Historia mei Temporis’ Of the Abbe Michel de Bourdeille Said lady once to lover, ‘None can […]


I Locke sank into a swoon; The Garden died; God took the spinning-jenny Out of his side. II Where got […]

Colonus’ Praise

(From Oedipus at Colonus) Chorus. Come praise Colonus’ horses, and come praise The wine-dark of the wood’s intricacies, The nightingale […]

A Dialogue Of Self And Soul

My Soul. I summon to the winding ancient stair; Set all your mind upon the steep ascent, Upon the broken, […]

Are You Content?

I call on those that call me son, Grandson, or great-grandson, On uncles, aunts, great-uncles or great-aunts, To judge what […]

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