Top 500 Poems


 

# Poet Poem User Rating Comment Count
226. Ralph Waldo Emerson poet Give All To Love by Ralph Waldo Emerson
Give all to love;
Obey thy heart;
6.55 14
227. John Ronald Reuel Tolkien poet I Sit And Think by John Ronald Reuel Tolkien
I sit beside the fire and think
of all that I have seen,
8.45 9
228. Allen Ginsberg poet Father Death Blues by Allen Ginsberg
Hey Father Death, I'm flying home
Hey poor man, you're all alone
7.10 9
229. Margaret Atwood poet Helen Of Troy Does Countertop Dancing by Margaret Atwood
The world is full of women
who'd tell me I should be ashamed of myself
8.35 8
230. Linda Pastan poet Marks by Linda Pastan
My husband gives me an A
for last night's supper,
7.44 15
231. Edward Thomas poet Rain by Edward Thomas
Rain, midnight rain, nothing but the wild rain
On this bleak hut, and solitude, and me
7.09 18
232. Charles Baudelaire poet Get Drunk by Charles Baudelaire
Always be drunk.
That's it!
6.86 6
233. Edwin Muir poet The Horses by Edwin Muir
Barely a twelvemonth after
The seven days war that put the world to sleep,
7.81 24
234. Dan Brown poet Lost by Dan Brown Rookie
Lost in a world, that scares me to death,
Lost in a crowd, I'm losing my breath.
8.81 25
235. Wallace Stevens poet The Emperor Of Ice-Cream by Wallace Stevens
Call the roller of big cigars,
The muscular one, and bid him whip
8.55 14
236. Gary Soto poet Saturday At The Canal by Gary Soto
I was hoping to be happy by seventeen.
School was a sharp check mark in the roll book,
7.41 7
237. Rudyard Kipling poet A Code Of Morals by Rudyard Kipling
Now Jones had left his new-wed bride to keep his house in order,
And hied away to the Hurrum Hills above the Afghan border,
5.70 21
238. Oscar Wilde poet Flower Of Love by Oscar Wilde
Sweet, I blame you not, for mine the fault was, had I not been made of common
clay
6.89 13
239. Rainer Maria Rilke poet The Panther by Rainer Maria Rilke
His vision, from the constantly passing bars,
has grown so weary that it cannot hold
6.83 10
240. Richard Wilbur poet Boy At The Window by Richard Wilbur
Seeing the snowman standing all alone
In dusk and cold is more than he can bear.
7.76 14
241. 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
242. Gerard Manley Hopkins poet Heaven-Haven by Gerard Manley Hopkins
I have desired to go
Where springs not fail,
5.81 21
243. 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
244. Alfred Edward Housman poet To An Athlete Dying Young by Alfred Edward Housman
The time you won your town the race
We chaired you through the market-place;
7.64 13
245. John Masefield poet Cargoes by John Masefield
QUINQUIREME of Nineveh from distant Ophir,
Rowing home to haven in sunny Palestine,
7.75 15
246. 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.
8.39 14
247. Ernestine Northover poet Anywhere You Choose by Ernestine Northover Rookie - 200 Points
With this heart I'll meet you,
With this heart I'll greet you,
7.46 20
248. Alexander Sergeyevich Pushkin poet Friendship by Alexander Sergeyevich Pushkin
What's friendship? The hangover's faction,
The gratis talk of outrage,
5.50 16
249. Wallace Stevens poet Sunday Morning by Wallace Stevens
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Complacencies of the peignoir, and late
8.71 13
250. 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 4
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