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Top 500 Poems


 

# Title Poet
251. The Crocodile
How doth the little crocodile
Improve his shining tail,
Lewis Carroll poet by Lewis Carroll
on 1/1/2000
252. Be Still, My Soul, Be Still
Be still, my soul, be still; the arms you bear are brittle,
Earth and high heaven are fixt of old and founded strong.
Alfred Edward Housman poet by Alfred Edward Housman
on 1/1/2000
253. If I Were In Charge of the World
If I were in charge of the world
I'd cancel oatmeal,
Judith Viorst poet by Judith Viorst
on 1/1/2000
254. To an Athlete Dying Young
The time you won your town the race
We chaired you through the market-place;
Alfred Edward Housman poet by Alfred Edward Housman
on 1/1/2000
255. Lady Lazarus
I have done it again.
One year in every ten
Sylvia Plath poet by Sylvia Plath
on 1/1/2000
256. Indeed, Indeed I Cannot Tell
Indeed indeed, I cannot tell,
Though I ponder on it well,
Henry David Thoreau poet by Henry David Thoreau
on 1/1/2000
257. Rebecca
Who Slammed Doors For Fun And Perished Miserably
A trick that everyone abhors
Hilaire Belloc poet by Hilaire Belloc
on 1/1/2000
258. My Dream: A Vision of Peace
Where the mountains touch the sky,
Where poets DREAM, where eagles fly,
ToddMichael St. Pierre poet by ToddMichael St. Pierre
on 1/1/2000
259. Maker of Heaven and Earth (All Things Bright and Beautiful)
All things bright and beautiful,
All creatures great and small,
Cecil Frances Alexander poet by Cecil Frances Alexander
on 1/1/2000
260. And Nothing Is Ever As You Want It To Be
You lose your love for her and then
It is her who is lost,
Brian Patten poet by Brian Patten
on 1/1/2000
261. Alone
In contact, lo! the flint and steel,
By sharp and flame, the thought reveal
Ambrose Bierce poet by Ambrose Bierce
on 1/1/2000
262. Full Moon
Above the tower -- a lone, twice-sized moon.
On the cold river passing night-filled homes,
Tu Fu poet by Tu Fu
on 1/1/2000
263. Chicago
Hog Butcher for the World,
Tool Maker, Stacker of Wheat,
Carl Sandburg poet by Carl Sandburg
on 1/1/2000
264. As the Ruin Falls
All this is flashy rhetoric about loving you.
I never had a selfless thought since I was born.
Clive Staples Lewis poet by Clive Staples Lewis
on 1/1/2000
265. Like the Touch of Rain
Like the touch of rain she was
On a man's flesh and hair and eyes
Edward Thomas poet by Edward Thomas
on 1/1/2000
266. 1914 I: Peace
Now, God be thanked Who has watched us with His hour,
And caught our youth, and wakened us from sleeping,
Rupert Brooke poet by Rupert Brooke
on 1/1/2000
267. After All

The brooding ghosts of Australian night have gone from the bush and town;
Henry Lawson poet by Henry Lawson
on 1/1/2000
268. Autumn Song
Like a joy on the heart of a sorrow,
   The sunset hangs on a cloud;
Sarojini Naidu poet by Sarojini Naidu
on 1/1/2000
269. On Imagination
THY various works, imperial queen, we see,
How bright their forms! how deck'd with pomp
Phillis Wheatley poet by Phillis Wheatley
on 1/1/2000
270. I Believe
I believe that the sun shines after the rain
I believe if you don't get hurt you'll never gain
Sienna Harlequinn poet by Sienna Harlequinn
on 1/1/2000
271. >>>I Want To Die
Heavenly cursed and heavily sinned I
No more i like to add them, so, I want to die
Abdul Wahab poet by Abdul Wahab
on 1/1/2000
272. Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard
The Curfew tolls the knell of parting day,
The lowing herd wind slowly o'er the lea,
Thomas Gray poet by Thomas Gray
on 1/1/2000
273. Her Reply
IF all the world and love were young,
And truth in every shepherd's tongue,
Sir Walter Raleigh poet by Sir Walter Raleigh
on 1/1/2000
274. Marks
My husband gives me an A
for last night's supper,
Linda Pastan poet by Linda Pastan
on 1/1/2000
275. A Life-Lesson
There! little girl; don't cry!
They have broken your doll, I know;
James Whitcomb Riley poet by James Whitcomb Riley
on 1/1/2000
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