England Poems

Popular England Poems
Under Blue Berkshire Skies
by Carl Halling

Stevie, we were free,
Stevie, you and me,
On that golden day,
Was it ’68?
The decade’s last few days,
The whole wild world was crazed,
But where we were was peace,
For you and me at least.
We walked and talked
For many hours,

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New England Graveyard
by Stephen Sandy

Back of the church the busy forsythias bow
and scrape to May and all these blessed stones
stiff in their careful finery of words;
the mess of markers makes me go and browse.

Somehow the blocks of slate and marble hate
to be cut and carved to the dimensions
of Mary Monday's age and her virtues.
At heart they hurt to be made literate
and they are rebelling, fast as they can,

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I Saw England — July Night -
by Ivor Gurney

She was a village
Of lovely knowledge
The high roads left her aside, she was forlorn, a maid —
Water ran there, dusk hid her, she climbed four-wayed.
Brown-gold windows showed last folk not yet asleep;
Water ran, was a centre of silence deep,
Fathomless deeps of pricked sky, almost fathomless
Hallowed an upward gaze in pale satin of blue.
And I was happy indeed, of mind, soul, body even
Having got given

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A Cambridge Lamentation
by Carl Halling

This place is always a little lonely
At the weekends...no noise and life;
I like solitude,
But not in places
Where there’s recently been
A lot of people.
Reclusiveness protects you
From nostalgia,
And you can be as nostalgic
In relation to what happened

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An Actor Arrives at the Bristol Old Vic
by Carl Halling

I remember the grey slithers of rain,
The jocular driver,
As I boarded the bus
At Temple Meads,
And the friendly lady who told me
When we had arrived at the city centre,
I remember the pub on King Street,
With its quiet maritime atmosphere…

I remember tramping to the little cottage

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Recent England Poems
on the edge
by Matthew Conrad

i'm on the edge, second day counting -
i'm not comfortable on the windowsill -
i am irritated -
new neighbours...
don't ask me why -
i already know why -
my previous neighbours were a problem...
it was problematic to cook meat
on a bbq when i heard a voice over
the fence yell in my direction:

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there are just some kind of songs: carmina in locus
by Matthew Conrad

there are just some kind of songs,
that define either a time
or a space...
i much prefer the songs
concerning themselves with
the locus - the dasein -
heidegger's pivot quip - or rather:
"quip"...
of all the philosophy i've read:
i never felt inclined to talk

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There Once Was a Long Vanished England
by Carl Halling

There once was a long vanished England;
Of well-spoken presenters
Of the BBC Home Service,
Light Service, and Children’s Favourites,
Of coppers and tanners, and ten bob notes;
And jolly shopkeepers, and window cleaners.

I remember my beloved Wolf Cub pack,
How I loved those Wednesday evenings,
The games, the pomp and seriousness of the camps,

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An Actor Arrives at the Bristol Old Vic
by Carl Halling

I remember the grey slithers of rain,
The jocular driver,
As I boarded the bus
At Temple Meads,
And the friendly lady who told me
When we had arrived at the city centre,
I remember the pub on King Street,
With its quiet maritime atmosphere…

I remember tramping to the little cottage

......

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A Cambridge Lamentation
by Carl Halling

This place is always a little lonely
At the weekends...no noise and life;
I like solitude,
But not in places
Where there’s recently been
A lot of people.
Reclusiveness protects you
From nostalgia,
And you can be as nostalgic
In relation to what happened

......

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Popular Famous Poets about England
  • Ivor Gurney
    Ivor Gurney (1 poems about England)
    1890-1937 / England
  • Stephen Sandy
    Stephen Sandy (1 poems about England)
    August 2, 1934 / Minneapolis
Popular Poets about England From Members
  • Carl Halling
    Carl Halling (4 poems about England)
    Born 7 October, London, UK.
  • Matthew Conrad
    Matthew Conrad (2 poems about England)
    May 15, 1986 - Ostrowiec Świętokrzyski