English poetry

Poems in English

Church And State

Here is fresh matter, poet, Matter for old age meet; Might of the Church and the State, Their mobs put […]


‘Your eyes that once were never weary of mine Are bowed in sotrow under pendulous lids, Because our love is […]

Swift’s Epitaph

Swift has sailed into his rest; Savage indignation there Cannot lacerate his breast. Imitate him if you dare, World-besotted traveller; […]

Meditations In Time Of Civil War

I. Ancestral Houses Surely among a rich man’s flowering lawns, Amid the rustle of his planted hills, Life overflows without […]

When You Are Old

When you are old and grey and full of sleep, And nodding by the fire, take down this book, And […]

The Host Of The Air

O’Driscoll drove with a song The wild duck and the drake From the tall and the tufted reeds Of the […]

No Second Troy

Why should I blame her that she filled my days With misery, or that she would of late Have taught […]

Another Song Of A Fool

This great purple butterfly, In the prison of my hands, Has a learning in his eye Not a poor fool […]

Father And Child

She hears me strike the board and say That she is under ban Of all good men and women, Being […]

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