Poems and poetry website

English Poems

Add Your Heading Text Here

Welcome to Poetry House!

Join our ever-growing poetry community to read, discuss and rate existing work from thousands of the best poetry on our database. Some of the works are collectively and individually published by authors and contributing editors. Poets, famous and amateur, are to submit their poems freely without obligation. All poems submitted go live after editorial approval and the poet owns the property right.

Poetry Collections

True North

I saw you with wings stretched, emerging from a suburban cocoon
with pride in your breath. I recall the times when we were closer than the spaces between atoms
closer than any analogy of distance
and I saw my future through telescopes with your eye at the other end.
All I needed, rather wanted selfishly
was to be asphyxiated by

Read More »

On Death

Can death be sleep, when life is but a dream,
And scenes of bliss pass as a phantom by?
The transient pleasures as a vision seem,
And yet we think the greatest pain’s to die.

How strange it is that man on earth should roam,
And lead a life of woe, but not forsake

Read More »

The Legend of Liyongo


Oh my child, be silent, do not cry;
Listen to the tale of the King of Bauri,
Listen to the tale of the exiled King
Who was cheated of election as the Ruler.
He left his renown, he left
In all silence King Mringwari.
Cease your sobbing, child, don’t cry,
Listen to my tale which is true:

The mercenaries were given

Read More »

Fragment. Where’s The Poet?

Where’s the Poet? show him! show him,
Muses nine! that I may know him.
‘Tis the man who with a man
Is an equal, be he King,
Or poorest of the beggar-clan
Or any other wonderous thing
A man may be ‘twixt ape and Plato;
‘Tis the man who with a bird,
Wren or Eagle, finds his way to

Read More »

The Road Not Taken

Two roads lie in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;

Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim,
Because it was grassy and wanted wear;
Though as for

Read More »

The Warrior’s Return

He comes! He comes!
Striding along on camel-rug in triumph.
Yes, stranger, we are making ourselves ready!
Agyei the warrior is drunk–
The green mamba with the fearful eyes.
Yes, Agyei the warrior,
He strides along the camel-rug in triumph,
Make way!

He comes! He comes!

Read More »

Recommended Poetry

Top Stories

Figures Of Speech

Figures of Speech

A figure of speech is a type of rhetorical figure that uses words and phrases to produce an intended effect. The purpose of using figures

Read More
Poetry forms

Poetry Forms

What is a poetic form? A poem’s form refers to its structure: elements like its line lengths and meters, stanza lengths, rhyme schemes (if any)

Read More