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Edmund Spenser

B. 1553 D. 1599

3 poems available

So oft as I her beauty do behold. - Edmund Spenser 'Amoretti LV'


Charlotte Smith

B. 1749 D. 1806

2 poems available

Ah! why has happiness no second spring? Charlotte Smith


William Shakespeare

B. 1564 D. 1616

22 poems available

The poet's eye, in a fine frenzy rolling, doth glance from heaven to Earth, from Earth to heaven; and as imagination bodies forth the forms of things unknown, the poet's pen turns them to shape.? William Shakespeare


Todd Swift

B. 1966

5 poems available

My goal is to combine the confessionalism of the Alvarez era with the modernist panache of the Forties poets I admire. Todd Swift


John Keats

B. 1795 D. 1821

7 poems available

The poetry of the earth is never dead. John Keats


Christina Rossetti

B. 1830 D. 1894

9 poems available

Silence is more musical than any song. Christina Rossetti


8 poems available

For grief indeed is love, and grief beside.


John Milton

B. 1608 D. 1674

3 poems available

Of Man's first disobedience, and the fruit / Of that forbidden tree whose mortal taste / Brought death into the world, and all our woe. 'Paradise Lost'


Thomas Wyatt

B. 1503 D. 1542

4 poems available

It was no dream: I lay broad waking. Thomas Wyatt 'They Flee From Me'


George Herbert

B. 1593 D. 1633

4 poems available

Good words are worth much, and cost little.


Gerard Manley Hopkins

B. 1844 D. 1889

6 poems available

“A great work by an Englishman is like a great battle won by England. It is an unfading bay tree.”


M. K. Joseph

B. 1914 D. 1981

9 poems available

The poem is an object which we make and set down, like an antique torso in an abandoned city, good, self-sufficient, durable, waiting for the people to come back. - M K Joseph