English poetry

Poems in English

An Ode to the Queen

All hail to the Empress of India, Great Britain’s Queen! Long may she live in health, happy and serene; Loved […]

The Battle of Flodden Field

‘Twas on the 9th of September, a very beautiful day, That a numerous English army came in grand array, And […]

A Tale of the Sea

A pathetic tale of the sea I will unfold, Enough to make one’s blood run cold; Concerning four fishermen cast […]

A Humble Heroine

‘Twas at the Seige of Matagarda, during the Peninsular War, That a Mrs Reston for courage outshone any man there […]

The Battle of Inkermann

‘Twas in the year of 1854, and on the 5th November, Which Britain will no doubt long remember, When the […]

The Battle of Waterloo

‘Twas in the year 1815, and on the 18th day of June, That British cannon, against the French army, loudly […]

The Beautiful City of Perth

Beautiful Ancient City of Perth, One of the grandest on the earth, With your stately mansions and streets so clean, […]

Beautiful Nairn

All ye tourists who wish to be away From the crowded city for a brief holiday; The town of Nairn […]

The Last Berkshire Eleven

‘Twas at the disastrous battle of Maiwand, in Afghanistan, Where the Berkshires were massacred to the last man; On the […]

The Horrors of Majuba

‘Twas after the great Majuba fight: And the next morning, at daylight, Captain Macbean’s men were ordered to headquarters camp, […]

Richard Pigott, the Forger

Richard Pigott, the forger, was a very bad man, And to gainsay it there’s nobody can, Because for fifty years […]

Bonnie Kilmany

Bonnie Kilmany, in the County of Fife, Is a healthy spot to reside in to lengthen one’s life. The scenery […]

The Ancient Town of Leith

Ancient town of Leith, most wonderful to be seen, With your many handsome buildings, and lovely links so green, And […]

The City of Perth

Beautiful Ancient City of Perth, One of the fairest on the earth, With your stately mansions and scenery most fine, […]

The Battle of Cressy

‘Twas on the 26th of August, the sun was burning hot, In the year of 1346, which will never be […]

Greenland’s Icy Mountains

Greenland’s icy mountains are fascinating and grand, And wondrously created by the Almighty’s command; And the works of the Almighty […]

Beautiful Comrie

Ye lovers of the picturesque, away, away! To beautiful Comrie and have a holiday; Aud bask in the sunahine and […]

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