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Top 500 Poems


 

# Poet Poem User Rating Comment Count
226. Brandi Young poet Death by Brandi Young Rookie
Death is forever
So don't flirt with suicide
7.88 29
227. Linda Pastan poet Marks by Linda Pastan
My husband gives me an A
for last night's supper,
7.44 15
228. Mewlana Jalaluddin Rumi poet A Moment Of Happiness by Mewlana Jalaluddin Rumi
A moment of happiness,
you and I sitting on the verandah,
5.83 7
229. George Gordon Byron poet She Walks In Beauty by George Gordon Byron
She walks in Beauty, like the night
Of cloudless climes and starry skies;
7.31 7
230. Alice Walker poet Expect Nothing by Alice Walker
Expect nothing. Live frugally
On surprise.
7.50 13
231. Ezra Pound poet And the days are not full enough by Ezra Pound
And the days are not full enough
And the nights are not full enough
7.32 3
232. James Arlington Wright poet A Blessing by James Arlington Wright
Just off the highway to Rochester, Minnesota,
Twilight bounds softly forth on the grass.
7.40 9
233. Edward Thomas poet Like the Touch of Rain by Edward Thomas
Like the touch of rain she was
On a man's flesh and hair and eyes
6.81 24
234. Henry Scott Holland poet Death is Nothing at All by Henry Scott Holland Rookie
Death is nothing at all.
I have only slipped away to the next room.
8.43 11
235. Phillis Wheatley poet On Imagination by Phillis Wheatley
THY various works, imperial queen, we see,
How bright their forms! how deck'd with pomp
5.27 17
236. Matthew Arnold poet A Wish by Matthew Arnold
I ask not that my bed of death
From bands of greedy heirs be free;
6.09 17
237. William Stafford poet Traveling Through The Dark by William Stafford
Traveling through the dark I found a deer
dead on the edge of the Wilson River road.
8.43 14
238. Ralph Waldo Emerson poet Give All To Love by Ralph Waldo Emerson
Give all to love;
Obey thy heart;
6.48 13
239. Constantine P. Cavafy poet Ithaca by Constantine P. Cavafy
When you set out for Ithaka
ask that your way be long,
7.33 10
240. Benjamin Zephaniah poet Dis poetry by Benjamin Zephaniah
Dis poetry is like a riddim dat drops
De tongue fires a riddim dat shoots like shots
7.28 14
241. Chinedu Dike poet Mandela - The Immortal Icon by Chinedu Dike Gold Star - 12,136 Points
The Peace Warrior Of Mzansi, among heroes - A Colossus!
Sun Of The Nation; A rare gift of Providence.
8.83 263
242. Rainer Maria Rilke poet Again and Again by Rainer Maria Rilke
Again and again, however we know the landscape of love
and the little churchyard there, with its sorrowing names,
6.18 4
243. Udiah (witness to Yah) poet Angel of Death by Udiah (witness to Yah) Rookie - 11 Points
In darkness of the night
I spied him in a tree
8.03 28
244. Sienna Harlequinn poet I Believe by Sienna Harlequinn Rookie
I believe that the sun shines after the rain
I believe if you don't get hurt you'll never gain
8.85 33
245. Alfred Edward Housman poet Be Still, My Soul, Be Still by Alfred Edward Housman
Be still, my soul, be still; the arms you bear are brittle,
Earth and high heaven are fixt of old and founded strong.
6.03 17
246. Charles Baudelaire poet Be Drunk by Charles Baudelaire
You have to be always drunk. That's all there is to it--it's the
only way. So as not to feel the horrible burden of time that breaks
6.67 3
247. Hilaire Belloc poet The Frog by Hilaire Belloc
Be kind and tender to the Frog,
And do not call him names,
6.74 13
248. Siegfried Sassoon poet Suicide in the Trenches by Siegfried Sassoon
I knew a simple soldier boy
Who grinned at life in empty joy,
8.67 3
249. John Masefield poet Cargoes by John Masefield
QUINQUIREME of Nineveh from distant Ophir,
Rowing home to haven in sunny Palestine,
7.75 15
250. Judith Viorst poet If I Were In Charge of the World by Judith Viorst
If I were in charge of the world
I'd cancel oatmeal,
8.17 7
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