English poetry

Poems in English

Croquis

The beach was crowded. Pausing now and then, He groped and fiddled doggedly along, His worn face glaring on the […]

O Gather Me the Rose

O gather me the rose, the rose, While yet in flower we find it, For summer smiles, but summer goes, […]

Barmaid

Though, if you ask her name, she says Elise, Being plain Elizabeth, e’en let it pass, And own that, if […]

The Rain and the Wind

The rain and the wind, the wind and the rain They are with us like a disease: They worry the […]

There’s a Regret

There’s a regret So grinding, so immitigably sad, Remorse thereby feels tolerant, even glad. … Do you not know it […]

Ballade of Dead Actors

Where are the passions they essayed, And where the tears they made to flow? Where the wild humours they portrayed […]

If I Were King

If I were king, my pipe should be premier. The skies of time and chance are seldom clear, We would […]

Invictus

Out of the night that covers me, Black as the Pit from pole to pole, I thank whatever gods may […]

I am the Reaper

I am the Reaper. All things with heedful hook Silent I gather. Pale roses touched with the spring, Tall corn […]

Margaritae Sorori

A LATE lark twitters from the quiet skies: And from the west, Where the sun, his day’s work ended, Lingers […]