Welcome to A. S. Kline's FREE Poetry Archive

Please help keep this site Free and Online by making a donation. Just click the button to donate securely via PayPal.

 This site presents modern high-quality translations of classic texts by famous poets as well as original poetry and critical works.

• All texts are fully downloadable in PDF, Mobi (Kindle, Nexus), EPUB (iPad), WORD, and HTML formats. When browsing, all functions are enabled, allowing you to merge text with your own work. 

Texts may be FREELY replicated for NON-COMMERCIAL purposes. Copyright is however reserved by the author and translator in all these works.

Email      Bio      News      Links      Printed Books   Bookmark and Share  



  Choose your preferred area of poetry from this list, or scroll below:


Original Poetry      Chinese      English      French     Georgian (Kartuli)   German      


Greek (Ancient)     Italian      Latin      Russian      Spanish      Various



  Original Poetry (A. S. Kline):

Collections of original poetry in the mainstream European tradition, in order of composition.

1. Perspectives.         2. From the Mountain.

 Browse          Download           Browse      Download

3. Looking Back At Earth.     4. Nature and Spirit.

 Browse          Download           Browse       Download

5. The Presence of Light.      6. The Singing Of The Real World.

Browse          Download           Browse       Download

7. Values.                              8. The Gate Of Grass.

 Browse          Download          Browse        Download

9. No Roots Except In Air.     10. Entangled Clouds.      


    Browse          Download          Browse         Download   


11. Slipping By.             12. The Other Side of Silence.


  Browse          Download          Browse          Download


    13. Poetry, Charity.      14. Voiceless Banners Blowing. 


  Browse          Download          Browse          Download


    15.   Deep Fields.       16.   Pollen In The Air.


    Browse          Download          Browse          Download   


17.   No Design.     18.   Dark Matter.


 Browse          Download          Browse          Download


19.   Irreality.     20.   Wayfaring.


Browse           Download          Browse          Download


21.   Freedom and Meaning.   22 Another Nature   


 Browse           Download          Browse          Download 


  Translations and Critical Works:


Like Water or Clouds: The Tang Dynasty and the Tao. A study of Taoism and the history of Tang China, with biographies of the poets Wang Wei, Li Po, and Tu Fu, and new translations of their poetry.

Browse    Download

Tao Te Ching: The Taoist Classic text.

Browse    Download

Han-shan: Words from Cold Mountain. Twenty-seven poems.

Browse    Download


•  English:

Beowulf: a new translation from the Old English.

Browse      Download

Chaucer: The Canterbury Tales: a modernised version or translation, retaining Chaucer's rhyme scheme, and close to the original, but eliminating archaisms which would require explanatory notes.

Browse      Download

Chaucer: Troilus and Criseyde: a similarly modernised version.

Browse      Download

Chaucer: The Dream Poems and Other Works: a similarly modernised version, including:

The Book of the Duchess

The House of Fame

The Parliament of Fowls

The Legend of Good Women

Selected Shorter Poems - including Merciless Beauty

Browse      Download

Donne: The Songs and Sonnets, each with a prose equivalent to aid comprehension.

Browse      Download

Shakespeare: A new Anthology of 1400 Quotations from the complete works arranged by theme.

Browse      Download

Sidney: The complete sonnets of Astrophil & Stella, each with a prose equivalent to aid comprehension.

Browse      Download

Sir Gawain and the Green Knight: a modernised version or translation, retaining the alliterative style, and close to the original, but eliminating archaisms which would require explanatory notes.

Browse      Download

Storming Heaven:  Biographies of four famous Elizabethans: Essex, Marlowe, Raleigh and Donne, within the context of the history of ideas, with reference to poetry, astrology, history, and mythology including the concept of the Goddess.

Browse       Download

The Compound Ghost: An original essay on Poetic translation.

Browse       Download

The Seafarer: Translated from the Anglo-Saxon of the Exeter Book.

Browse       Download

The Wanderer: Translated from the Anglo-Saxon of the Exeter Book.

Browse       Download


•  French:


A selection of poems by Guillaume Apollinaire including poems from Alcools, Vitam Impendere Amori, and The Bestiary complete with the Raoul Dufy woodcuts.

Browse       Download

Aucassin & Nicolette

 The charming 13th century French ‘chantefable’.

Browse       Download


Eighty-eight major poems in verse translation.

Voyage to Modernity: a study of his poetry. The download file text is hyper-linked to the selection of eighty-eight poems, arranged in roughly chronological order of composition.

Extracts from his prose.

Browse        Download


André Breton's First Surrealist Manifesto of 1924 in a new translation.

Browse        Download


Chateaubriand's Memoirs: A new complete translation of his prose Memoirs, Mémoires d’outre-tombe, with an in-depth hyper-linked index.

Browse        Download

Atala: Love and religion in the wilds of America.

Browse        Download

René: A new translation of this key text of French Romanticism. The sequel to Atala.

Browse        Download

The Last of the Abencerrajes: A new translation of his tale of thwarted love set in Moorish Granada.

Browse        Download

Travels in Italy: A new authoritative translation of Chateaubriand's travel notes Voyage en Italie. Romantic Classicism among the ruins!

Browse        Download

The Itinerary: A new authoritative translation of Chateaubriand's Record of a Journey from Paris to Jerusalem and Back (Itinéraire de Paris à Jérusalem et de Jérusalem à Paris).

Browse        Download


His drama, Le Cid, in English verse.

Browse         Download

Du Bellay:

The Ruins of Rome: Joachim Du Bellay's Les Antiquités de Rome.

Browse         Download

Selected  Poems: From L'Olive augmentée, Les Regrets, and others.

Browse         Download


Twenty-four poems in translation.

Browse        Download

Sixteen more poems in translation.

Browse        Download


 Thirty-seven poems in translation.

Browse        Download

Un coup de dés jamais n’abolira le hasard’. The formatted French text, a formatted English translation, and a compressed and punctuated translation to allow rapid grasp of the whole.

Browse        Download

Fragments - Anatole's Tomb. An adaptation of selected fragments written after the death of his young son.

Browse        Download


His drama, Phaedra, in a new English verse translation.

Browse         Download

His drama, Andromache, in a new English verse translation.

Browse         Download


A selection of his poetry including early poems,  Les Illuminations and Une Saison En Enfer both complete, and an extract from the 'Voyant' Letter.

Browse          Download


 Selected poems, in English verse.

Browse          Download


 Cyrano de Bergerac, in English verse.

Browse          Download


Seventy-three poems in translation. 

Browse          Download


Selected poems in verse translation, including Ballade des Dames du Temps Jadis, Les Regrets de la Belle Heaulmière, and Ballade des Pendus.

Browse          Download

Troubadour Verse

Sixty poems of the Troubadours translated from the Occitan. The translations are close to the originals in content, rhyme-scheme and rhythm. Included are translations of poems by Guillaume de Poitiers, Jaufre Rudel, Beatritz de Dia, Bernart de Ventadorn, Arnaut Daniel, Peire Vidal, Bertran de Born, Raimbaut de Vaqueiras, Guillem de Cabestan, Sordello, and others.

Browse           Download

Early French Poetry:

A selection of poems from Early France. Including translations of poems by Marie de France, Arnaut Daniel, Bertran de Born, Thibaut IV Roi de Navarre, Guillaume de Machaut, Eustace Deschamps, Christine de Pisan, and Charles d'Orléans.

Browse           Download

French Poetry of the 19th Century

Selected Poems from the French 19th century including poems by Victor Hugo, Gérard de Nerval, Alfred de Musset, Théophile Gautier, Leconte de Lisle, Stéphane Mallarmé, Paul Verlaine, Jules Laforgue and Guillaume Apollinaire.

Browse           Download

French Poetry of the 20th Century

Selected Poems from the French early to mid-20th century including poems by Apollinaire, Supervielle, Breton, Tzara, Eluard, Artaud, Aragon, Desnos, Prévert, Ponge, Char, and others.

Browse           Download


Georgian (Kartuli):

• Translated by Lela Jgerenaia


A new translation of his Classic 19th Century Georgian poem Host and Guest.

Browse          Download




Selected Poems. Twenty-five poems of Paul Celan.

Browse          Download


Faust Parts I & II. A complete verse translation with stage instructions and line numbers.

Browse          Download

The Restless Spirit. A critical scene by scene study of Goethe's Faust. The downloads also contain the above verse translation of the play, to which the study headings are hyper-linked.

Browse          Download

Selected Poems. Fifty-four major poems in verse translation.

Browse          Download


A Selection of Poems from his complete works, in verse translation, including Morphine, Der Scheidende, Der Asra, and lyrics from the Buch der Lieder.

Browse          Download

Rainer Maria Rilke

Duino Elegies.  The ten Elegies complete.

The Fountain of Joy.  A new, original line-by-line commentary on the Duino Elegies.

Selected Poems from his complete works, including Requiem for a Friend, and extracts from the Sonnets to Orpheus.

A further twenty poems from his early and late works.

Browse          Download


   Greek (Ancient):

• Translations by George Theodoridis


Agamemnon: The murder of the King.

The Choephori: Orestes returns to Argos to take vengeance.

The Eumenides: The third play in the Oresteian Trilogy.

Persians: The Persian defeat.

Prometheus Bound: The defiance of tyranny.

The Seven Against Thebes: Assault on Boeotian Thebes.

The Suppliant Maidens: Danaus and his fifty daughters.

Browse          Download


Acharnians: The first bawdy, irreverent play of his anti-war trilogy in a new, exciting and explicit translation.

Birds: The master at his funniest and most brilliant.

Clouds: A fine new translation of this fascinating play.

Frogs: A comic masterpiece written beneath the shadow of defeat.

Knights: Saga of the sausage-seller.

 Lysistrata: The famous final part of his dramatic trilogy.

Peace: A further part of his dramatic trilogy opposing  the Peloponnesian War between Athens and Sparta.

Wasps: Another buzz from the Old Comedy.

Wealth: The master returns!

Women at the Festival (Thesmophoriazousae): Unexpurgated!

Women In Parliament: More fun from the home of the politically incorrect.

Browse          Download


Alcestis: A myth of self-sacrifice.

Andromache: Hector's widow and the aftermath of Troy.

Bacchae: His masterpiece.

Cyclops: Odysseus and the Cyclops.

Elektra: His drama on a theme also employed by Sophocles.

Hekabe: His drama on the Hecuba theme.

Helen: The story of Helen of Troy.

Heracleidae: The children of Heracles.

Herakles: A drama of Heracles.

Hippolytus: The Phaedra tragedy.

Ion: A Satyr Play.

Iphigeneia at Aulis: The Greeks sail for Troy.

Iphigeneia in Tauris: The Priestess of Artemis.

Medea: The late master of the Greek Drama, with a gripping theme.

Orestes: The aftermath of vengeance.

Phoenician Women: In a new translation.

Rhesus: An incident from the Trojan War.

Suppliant Women: The aftermath of the War of the Seven Against Thebes.

Trojan Women: The Fall of Troy.

Browse          Download

Greek Poetry:

Poetry from the lyric texts: Anacreon to Sappho and beyond.

Sappho: Selected Poems.

Browse          Download


His play: Dyskolos or The Grouch.

Browse          Download


Ajax: A new translation of this little-known play.

Antigone: His tragedy concerning the conflict between public and private morality.

Elektra: His drama on a theme also employed by Euripides.

Oedipus Rex: The drama and tragedy of King Oedipus.

Oedipus at Colonus: The final drama of King Oedipus.

Philoctetes: The bow of Heracles and the Trojan War.

Women of Trachis: In a new translation.

Browse          Download

• Translations by A.S.Kline


The Iliad: The killing fields of Troy.

A new, complete, downloadable, English translation, with hyper-linked in-depth index.

Browse          Download

The Odyssey: The wanderings of Odysseus.

A new, complete, downloadable, English translation, with hyper-linked in-depth index.

Browse          Download


Selected Poems and Fragments: Reconstructed from the source text.

Browse          Download


•   Italian:


The Divine Comedy: A new, complete, downloadable, English translation, with hyper-linked in-depth name index, and comprehensive notes. A printed book version is also available, see Printed Books.

Browse          Download

Meditations on the Divine Comedy: A canto by canto commentary on the concepts and intentions behind The Divine Comedy.

Browse          Download

La Vita Nuova: A new English translation of  'The New Life'.

Browse          Download

Selected Rime: Selected Poems from Dante's verse.

Browse          Download

Convivio: The Banquet, Dante's commentary on three of his canzoni, providing an interesting background to the philosophy of the Divine Comedy.

Browse          Download

Guido Cavalcanti:

Thirty-six selected poems including a new translation of 'Donna me prega'.

Browse          Download


The Complete Canti.

Browse          Download


Selected Poems by Eugenio Montale.

Browse          Download


The Complete Canzoniere, and an introductory selection.

Browse           Download


Selected poems by Salvatore Quasimodo.

Browse           Download

Italian Poetry to 1600:

A selection of poems from Early and Renaissance Italy. Including translations of poems by Guido Cavalcanti, Lorenzo de Medici, Poliziano, Michelangelo, Vittoria Colonna, Gaspara Stampa, and Tasso.

Browse           Download

Five 20th Century Italian Poets:

Fifty poems from the early 20th Century by Umberto Saba, Dino Campana, Giuseppe Ungaretti, Salvatore Quasimodo, and Eugenio Montale.

Browse           Download



The Golden Ass: the transformations of Lucius Apuleius, and the rites of Isis.

Browse           Download

Carmina Burana:

Translations from the medieval text including the material used by Carl Orff in his scenic cantata.

Browse           Download


The complete unexpurgated poems, with hyper-linked in-depth index.

Browse           Download


The four books of Odes complete.

The Satires, Epistles and Ars Poetica with an in-depth hyper-linked index.

The Epodes (unexpurgated), and Carmen Saeculare.

Browse           Download


The Satires. Incisive social analysis from the age of Hadrian.

Browse           Download


Selected unexpurgated epigrams.

Browse           Download


The Metamorphoses:  A new complete translation and in-depth mythological index. The text is fully hyper-linked to the index, and vice versa. A printed book version is also available, see Printed Books.

Browse          Download

A Honeycomb For Aphrodite: A critical study of Ovid's Metamorphoses hyper-linked to the preceding translation.

Browse           Download

The Amores: The early erotic Elegies, mainly addressed to his unknown lover, Corinna.

Browse           Download

The Art of Love. Ars Amatoria: Ovid's guidance to aspiring lovers, in the tricky game of love.

Browse           Download

The Cures for Love. Remedia Amoris: Ovid's help for lovers trying to escape from love.

Browse          Download

The Heroides: Letters from eighteen mythological women to their lovers or ex-lovers.

Browse          Download

Poems of Exile: The Tristia, Ex Ponto, and Ibis with a hyper-linked in-depth index.

Browse          Download

Fasti: Ovid's Poem on the Roman Calendar, with a hyper-linked in-depth index.

Browse          Download


The Satires. A fine and distinctive voice from the age of Nero.

Browse           Download

Sextus Propertius:

The Love Elegies in translation, with an in-depth index.

Browse         Download


Silvae.  Occasional poems from the age of Domitian.

Browse         Download

Thebaid.  His epic of the Seven Against Thebes, which was highly valued by Dante and Chaucer and influenced both Renaissance theatre and epic.

Browse         Download


The Twelve Caesars in a new prose translation, with an in-depth hyperlinked index.

Browse         Download

Tibullus and Sulpicia:

The complete poems of Tibullus and of Sulpicia.

Browse         Download


The Eclogues The pastoral poems.

The Georgics.  On Farming.

The Aeneid. The Epic of Aeneas of Troy and the origins of Rome.

Browse            Download



Anna Akhmatova:

Extensive selected poems in verse translation.

Browse            Download

Clear Voices:

Sixty-eight poems translated from the Russian including poems by Pushkin, Blok, Akhmatova, and Mandelstam.

Browse            Download

Osip Mandelshtam:

Twenty-four major Poems in verse translation, including Tristia.

Browse            Download

Forty-four more Poems in verse translation.

Browse            Download

Boris Pasternak:

Twenty-Two Poems in verse translation.

Browse            Download

Alexander Pushkin:

Eugene Onegin in rhyming verse translation.

Browse            Download

Marina Tsvetaeva:

Twenty-Four Poems in verse translation.

Browse            Download




Selected Poems. Twenty poems of Rafael Alberti.

Browse          Download


Selected Poems. Twenty-one poems of Jorge Luis Borges.

Browse          Download


Selected Poems. Twenty-six sonnets by Luis de Góngora y Argote.

Browse          Download

Miguel Hernandéz:

Selected poems on love and other personal themes.

Browse          Download

Further Selected Poems by this great Spanish poet, including his elegy for Lorca.

Browse          Download

Federico García Lorca:


Extensive Selected poems, Theory and Play of the Duende, his plays Blood Wedding, Yerma, The House of Bernarda Alba, and Dona Rosita the Spinster and the Language of Flowers, his lectures on Deep Song, and Lullabies, his radio talk Holy Week in Granada, and his prose Impressions of Granada of 1918.


Browse          Download

Antonio Machado:

A selection of his major poems.

Browse        Download

Pablo Neruda:

An extensive selection of his major poems.

Browse        Download

St John Of The Cross

Seven spiritual poems by San Juan de la Cruz.

Browse        Download

José Zorrilla:

Don Juan Tenorio, in English verse, with parallel Spanish text and line numbers (translated in collaboration with Nancy Mayberry).

Browse         Download


   Various Languages:

Tendresses: Translations of poems in the European Languages from: Sappho, Catullus, Dante, Petrarch, Goethe, Leopardi, Pushkin, Heine, Baudelaire, Mallarmé, Mandelstam, Machado, Akhmatova, Quasimodo, Celan, and Neruda.

Browse        Download

Aphorisms: A selection of aphorisms from notebooks: 1980-2009.

Browse        Download

Rare Song Lyrics and Poetry: Jill Rogoff's site contains translations of rare song lyrics and poetry from Early Italian, Medieval French, Ladino etc. Jill is building the collection to assist musicians and singers like herself in achieving a better understanding of these early lyrics.


Stretch Your Mind, with this personal selection of links to texts at Project Gutenberg, as a tribute to Michael S. Hart (1947-2011) inventor of the e-book.


E-mail the Author - Send me an E-mail

The Author - Brief Biography

Printed Books  - Availability of Published Versions

Links  - Some Quality Links

  News and Progress Update - Monthly      

 Donations - Make a Donation and help keep this site free



© Copyright 2000-2014 A. S. Kline, All Rights Reserved

This work MAY be FREELY reproduced, stored and transmitted, electronically or otherwise, for any NON-COMMERCIAL purpose.


For further copyright information see the Copyright page


Site Last Modified 1st/April/2014   Bookmark and Share