Top 500 Poems


 

# Poet Poem User Rating Comment Count
276. 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
277. 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,
9.02 13
278. ToddMichael St. Pierre poet My Dream: A Vision Of Peace by ToddMichael St. Pierre Rookie
Where the mountains touch the sky,
Where poets DREAM, where eagles fly,
9.67 47
279. Ted Hughes poet Wind by Ted Hughes
This house has been far out at sea all night,
The woods crashing through darkness, the booming hills,
7.72 10
280. Hilaire Belloc poet Rebecca by Hilaire Belloc
Who Slammed Doors For Fun And Perished Miserably
A trick that everyone abhors
5.82 18
281. Wallace Stevens poet Sunday Morning by Wallace Stevens
1
Complacencies of the peignoir, and late
8.71 13
282. Jack Kerouac poet Haiku (Birds Singing...) by Jack Kerouac
Birds singing
in the dark
—Rainy dawn.
6.31 10
283. Sara Teasdale poet Alone by Sara Teasdale
I am alone, in spite of love,
In spite of all I take and give—
6.74 9
284. Federico García Lorca poet City That Does Not Sleep by Federico García Lorca
In the sky there is nobody asleep. Nobody, nobody.
Nobody is asleep.
6.63 6
285. 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
286. Cecil Frances Alexander poet Maker Of Heaven And Earth (All Things Bright And Beautiful) by Cecil Frances Alexander
All things bright and beautiful,
All creatures great and small,
7.29 10
287. Tony Harrison poet Long Distance Ii by Tony Harrison
Though my mother was already two years dead
Dad kept her slippers warming by the gas,
6.82 5
288. John Ronald Reuel Tolkien poet All That Is Gold Does Not Glitter by John Ronald Reuel Tolkien
All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost;
1.00 50
289. 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,
6.19 4
290. 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 6
291. Fabrizio Frosini poet Nocturnal Snowing by Fabrizio Frosini Gold Star - 13,911 Points
«Let this fluffy snow fall upon our
Dreams and make them shine! »
9.83 48
292. 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
293. Alexander Pope poet Summer by Alexander Pope
See what delights in sylvan scenes appear!
Descending Gods have found Elysium here.
6.68 15
294. Allen Steble poet (there's A Fire Burning In My Eyes) by Allen Steble Rookie - 0 Points
Even the impossible can be done
because i believe it can
8.16 135
295. 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 17
296. 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 9
297. 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
298. 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;
6.97 19
299. Henry Lawson poet Andy's Gone With Cattle by Henry Lawson

Our Andy's gone to battle now
6.14 21
300. Antonio Machado poet Last Night As I Was Sleeping by Antonio Machado
Last night as I was sleeping,
I dreamt—marvelous error!—
7.32 9
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