Top 500 Poems


 

# Poet Poem User Rating Comment Count
276. Constantine P. Cavafy poet Ithaca by Constantine P. Cavafy
When you set out for Ithaka
ask that your way be long,
7.36 11
277. Henry Lawson poet Andy's Gone With Cattle by Henry Lawson

Our Andy's gone to battle now
6.17 21
278. James Weldon Johnson poet The Creation by James Weldon Johnson
And God stepped out on space,
And he looked around and said:
9.31 8
279. 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 8
280. 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 32
281. James Whitcomb Riley poet A Life-Lesson by James Whitcomb Riley
There! little girl; don't cry!
They have broken your doll, I know;
6.72 21
282. 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
283. Rupert Brooke poet 1914 I: Peace by Rupert Brooke
Now, God be thanked Who has watched us with His hour,
And caught our youth, and wakened us from sleeping,
6.35 13
284. Geoffrey Chaucer poet Rondel Of Merciless Beauty by Geoffrey Chaucer
Your two great eyes will slay me suddenly;
Their beauty shakes me who was once serene;
7.01 19
285. Ernest Hemingway poet Advice To A Son by Ernest Hemingway
Never trust a white man,
Never kill a Jew,
6.40 23
286. Wallace Stevens poet Sunday Morning by Wallace Stevens
1
Complacencies of the peignoir, and late
8.71 14
287. Sarojini Naidu poet Palanquin Bearers by Sarojini Naidu
Lightly, O lightly we bear her along,
She sways like a flower in the wind of our song;
7.27 10
288. Edmund Spenser poet Ice And Fire by Edmund Spenser
My love is like to ice, and I to fire:
How comes it then that this her cold so great
7.03 16
289. Jimmy Santiago Baca poet I Am Offering This Poem by Jimmy Santiago Baca
I am offering this poem to you,
since I have nothing else to give.
7.97 11
290. Claude McKay poet America by Claude McKay
Although she feeds me bread of bitterness,
And sinks into my throat her tiger's tooth,
5.30 3
291. Claude McKay poet Enslaved by Claude McKay
Oh when I think of my long-suffering race,
For weary centuries despised, oppressed,
5.86 9
292. Frank O'Hara poet Why I Am Not A Painter by Frank O'Hara
I am not a painter, I am a poet.
Why? I think I would rather be
7.20 10
293. Antonio Machado poet Last Night As I Was Sleeping by Antonio Machado
Last night as I was sleeping,
I dreamt—marvelous error!—
7.38 11
294. Jimmy Santiago Baca poet Who Understands Me But Me by Jimmy Santiago Baca
They turn the water off, so I live without water,
they build walls higher, so I live without treetops,
9.05 13
295. Mewlana Jalaluddin Rumi poet Be With Those Who Help Your Being by Mewlana Jalaluddin Rumi
Be with those who help your being.
Don't sit with indifferent people, whose breath
6.02 11
296. Edgar Albert Guest poet See It Through by Edgar Albert Guest
When you're up against a trouble,
Meet it squarely, face to face;
8.02 7
297. Theodore Roethke poet I Knew A Woman by Theodore Roethke
I knew a woman, lovely in her bones,
When small birds sighed, she would sigh back at them;
8.18 11
298. 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
299. Allan Ahlberg poet Please Mrs Butler by Allan Ahlberg
Please Mrs Butler
This boy Derek Drew
8.28 10
300. Rupert Brooke poet 1914 Iv: The Dead by Rupert Brooke
These hearts were woven of human joys and cares,
Washed marvellously with sorrow, swift to mirth.
6.66 11
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