English poetry

Poems in English

The Sleepers

As I walked down the waterside This silent morning, wet and dark; Before the cocks in farmyards crowed, Before the […]

Come, Let Us Find

Come, let us find a cottage, love, That’s green for half a mile around; To laugh at every grumbling bee, […]

A Greeting

Good morning, Life and all Things glad and beautiful. My pockets nothing hold, But he that owns the gold, The […]

A Great Time

Sweet Chance, that led my steps abroad, Beyond the town, where wild flowers grow A rainbow and a cuckoo, Lord, […]

The Sluggard

A jar of cider and my pipe, In summer, under shady tree; A book by one that made his mind […]

The Heap of Rags

One night when I went down Thames’ side, in London Town, A heap of rags saw I, And sat me […]

The Moon

Thy beauty haunts me heart and soul, Oh, thou fair Moon, so close and bright; Thy beauty makes me like […]

Songs of Joy

Sing out, my soul, thy songs of joy; Sing as a happy bird will sing Beneath a rainbow’s lovely arch […]

Laughing Rose

If I were gusty April now, How I would blow at laughing Rose; I’d make her ribbons slip their knots, […]

Where We Differ

To think my thoughts are hers, Not one of hers is mine; She laughs while I must sigh; She sighs […]

The Likeness

When I came forth this morn I saw Quite twenty cloudlets in the air; And then I saw a flock […]

Sweet Stay-at-Home

Sweet Stay-at-Home, sweet Well-content, Thou knowest of no strange continent; Thou hast not felt thy bosom keep A gentle motion […]

Truly Great

My walls outside must have some flowers, My walls within must have some books; A house that’s small; a garden […]

A Fleeting Passion

Thou shalt not laugh, thou shalt not romp, Let’s grimly kiss with bated breath; As quietly and solemnly As Life […]

Days Too Short

When primroses are out in Spring, And small, blue violets come between; When merry birds sing on boughs green, And […]


She walks as lightly as the fly Skates on the water in July. To hear her moving petticoat For me […]

No Master

Indeed this is the sweet life! my hand Is under no proud man’s command; There is no voice to break […]


When I had money, money, O! I knew no joy till I went poor; For many a false man as […]


What is this life if, full of care, We have no time to stand and stare. No time to stand […]

Rich Days

Welcome to you rich Autumn days, Ere comes the cold, leaf-picking wind; When golden stocks are seen in fields, All […]

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