English poetry

Poems in English

A Good Knight In Prison

Wearily, drearily, Half the day long, Flap the great banners High over the stone; Strangely and eerily Sounds the wind’s […]

Summer Dawn

Pray but one prayer for me ‘twixt thy closed lips, Think but one thought of me up in the stars. […]

The Defence of Guenevere

But, learning now that they would have her speak, She threw her wet hair backward from her brow, Her hand […]


I am the ancient apple-queen, As once I was so am I now. For evermore a hope unseen, Betwixt the […]

Near But Far Away

She wavered, stopped and turned, methought her eyes, The deep grey windows of her heart, were wet, Methought they softened […]

The Nymph's Song to Hylas

I KNOW a little garden-close Set thick with lily and red rose, Where I would wander if I might From […]

The Chapel in Lyonesse

SIR OZANA. All day long and every day, From Christmas-Eve to Whit-Sunday, Within that Chapel-aisle I lay, And no man […]

A Death Song

What cometh here from west to east awending? And who are these, the marchers stern and slow? We bear the […]

The Doomed Ship

The doomed ship drives on helpless through the sea, All that the mariners may do is done And death is […]

Love's Gleaning Tide

Draw not away thy hands, my love, With wind alone the branches move, And though the leaves be scant above […]


Slayer of the winter, art thou here again? O welcome, thou that’s bring’st the summer nigh! The bitter wind makes […]

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