Top 500 Poems


 

# Poet Poem User Rating Comment Count
251. Edward Thomas poet Adlestrop by Edward Thomas
Yes, I remember Adlestrop --
The name, because one afternoon
7.04 11
252. Charles Baudelaire poet Get Drunk by Charles Baudelaire
Always be drunk.
That's it!
6.88 6
253. Thomas Gray poet Elegy Written In A Country Churchyard by Thomas Gray
The Curfew tolls the knell of parting day,
The lowing herd wind slowly o'er the lea,
7.49 11
254. 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
255. Hilaire Belloc poet Rebecca by Hilaire Belloc
Who Slammed Doors For Fun And Perished Miserably
A trick that everyone abhors
5.82 18
256. 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
257. Rainer Maria Rilke poet Black Cat by Rainer Maria Rilke
A ghost, though invisible, still is like a place
your sight can knock on, echoing; but here
6.46 10
258. John Masefield poet Cargoes by John Masefield
QUINQUIREME of Nineveh from distant Ophir,
Rowing home to haven in sunny Palestine,
7.75 15
259. Sara Teasdale poet Alone by Sara Teasdale
I am alone, in spite of love,
In spite of all I take and give—
6.74 10
260. Simon Armitage poet I Say I Say I Say by Simon Armitage
Anyone here had a go at themselves
for a laugh? Anyone opened their wrists
8.38 12
261. Ted Hughes poet Hawk Roosting by Ted Hughes
I sit in the top of the wood, my eyes closed.
Inaction, no falsifying dream
7.83 7
262. Gerard Manley Hopkins poet God's Grandeur by Gerard Manley Hopkins
The world is charged with the grandeur of God.
It will flame out, like shining from shook foil;
6.60 5
263. Ernestine Northover poet Anywhere You Choose by Ernestine Northover Freshman - 550 Points
With this heart I'll meet you,
With this heart I'll greet you,
7.46 20
264. Gerard Manley Hopkins poet Heaven-Haven by Gerard Manley Hopkins
I have desired to go
Where springs not fail,
5.81 21
265. Anne Sexton poet After Auschwitz by Anne Sexton
Anger,
as black as a hook,
7.05 14
266. Alexander Pope poet Summer by Alexander Pope
See what delights in sylvan scenes appear!
Descending Gods have found Elysium here.
6.73 16
267. Hilaire Belloc poet The Early Morning by Hilaire Belloc
The moon on the one hand, the dawn on the other:
The moon is my sister, the dawn is my brother.
6.45 21
268. Dan Brown poet Lost by Dan Brown Rookie - 62 Points
Lost in a world, that scares me to death,
Lost in a crowd, I'm losing my breath.
8.72 26
269. Patrick Kavanagh poet In Memory Of My Mother by Patrick Kavanagh
I do not think of you lying in the wet clay
Of a Monaghan graveyard; I see
6.51 7
270. Nikki Giovanni poet Balances by Nikki Giovanni
In life
one is always
7.95 12
271. Michael Shepherd poet Love Love Love by Michael Shepherd Rookie
Oh it's so easy to say -
'Give what you think you lack -
6.42 31
272. Katherine Mansfield poet A Little Boy's Dream by Katherine Mansfield
To and fro, to and fro
In my little boat I go
6.74 30
273. Phillis Wheatley poet An Hymn To The Morning by Phillis Wheatley
ATTEND my lays, ye ever honour'd nine,
Assist my labours, and my strains refine;
6.10 18
274. Emily Jane Brontë poet I Am The Only Being Whose Doom by Emily Jane Brontë
I am the only being whose doom
No tongue would ask no eye would mourn
6.55 18
275. Lawrence Ferlinghetti poet The World Is A Beautiful Place by Lawrence Ferlinghetti
The world is a beautiful place
to be born into
8.38 3
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