English poetry

Poems in English

The Best Friend

Now shall I walk Or shall I ride? “Ride”, Pleasure said; “Walk”, Joy replied. Now what shall I Stay home […]

April's Charms

When April scatters charms of primrose gold Among the copper leaves in thickets old, And singing skylarks from the meadows […]

The Child and the Mariner

A dear old couple my grandparents were, And kind to all dumb things; they saw in Heaven The lamb that […]

This Night

This night, as I sit here alone, And brood on what is dead and gone, The owl that’s in this […]

The Kingfisher

It was the Rainbow gave thee birth, And left thee all her lovely hues; And, as her mother’s name was […]

The Rain

I hear leaves drinking rain; I hear rich leaves on top Giving the poor beneath Drop after drop; ‘Tis a […]

The Hawk

Thou dost not fly, thou art not perched, The air is all around: What is it that can keep thee […]

The Example

Here’s an example from A Butterfly; That on a rough, hard rock Happy can lie; Friendless and all alone On […]

Seeking Beauty

Cold winds can never freeze, nor thunder sour The cup of cheer that Beauty draws for me Out of those […]

Sadness and Joy

I pray you, Sadness, leave me soon, In sweet invention thou art poor! Thy sister, Joy can make ten songs […]

In May

Yes, I will spend the livelong day With Nature in this month of May; And sit beneath the trees, and […]

A Plain Life

No idle gold since this fine sun, my friend, Is no mean miser, but doth freely spend. No prescious stones […]

The Dark Hour

And now, when merry winds do blow, And rain makes trees look fresh, An overpowering staleness holds This mortal flesh. […]

When on a Summer's Morn

When on a summer’s morn I wake, And open my two eyes, Out to the clear, born-singing rills My bird-like […]

The Sleepers

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

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