Top 500 Poems


# Poet Poem User Rating Comment Count
401. Chantel Braatz poet School Is Not So Cool by Chantel Braatz Rookie
School, School, School,
A school is not so cool
7.72 11
402. Judith Viorst poet True Love by Judith Viorst
It is true love because
I put on eyeliner and a concerto and make pungent observations about the great issues of the day
8.40 8
403. Sappho poet He is more than a hero by Sappho
He is more than a hero
he is a god in my eyes--
5.97 3
404. 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
5.78 3
405. Tu Fu poet Day's End by Tu Fu
Oxen and sheep were brought back down
Long ago, and bramble gates closed. Over
6.99 19
406. Amelia Opie poet Secret Love by Amelia Opie
Not one kind friendly word!
Wilt thou in chilling silence sit;
6.23 18
407. Claude McKay poet A Memory of June by Claude McKay
When June comes dancing o'er the death of May,
With scarlet roses tinting her green breast,
5.63 3
408. Letitia Elizabeth Landon poet Revenge by Letitia Elizabeth Landon
Ay, gaze upon her rose-wreathed hair,
And gaze upon her smile;
7.22 21
409. Mary Havran poet Lonely is Just One Word by Mary Havran Rookie
Lonely is just one word chosen to represent so much
To tell of feelings inside that the senses cannot touch
9.02 14
410. Oliver Wendell Holmes poet Sun and Shadow by Oliver Wendell Holmes
As I look from the isle, o'er its billows of green,
To the billows of foam-crested blue,
6.18 15
411. Francis Scott Key poet Defence of Fort McHenry (Stars and Stripes Forever) by Francis Scott Key
O! say can you see, by the dawn's early light,
What so proudly we hail'd at the twilight's last gleaming,
6.78 14
412. David Harris poet Just Beyond The Sunset by David Harris Rookie - 899 Points
Just beyond the sunset
Someone waits for me
9.29 31
413. Siegfried Sassoon poet Aftermath by Siegfried Sassoon
Have you forgotten yet?...
For the world's events have rumbled on since those gagged days,
6.65 2
414. Lisel Mueller poet Monet Refuses The Operation by Lisel Mueller
Doctor, you say there are no haloes
around the streetlights in Paris
8.00 18
415. Anne Sexton poet After Auschwitz by Anne Sexton
as black as a hook,
7.04 6
416. Denise Levertov poet What Were They Like? by Denise Levertov
Did the people of Viet Nam
use lanterns of stone?
5.81 2
417. John Milton Hayes poet The Green Eye of the Little Yellow God by John Milton Hayes
There's a one-eyed yellow idol to the north of Khatmandu,
There's a little marble cross below the town;
7.21 7
418. Anne Sexton poet Anna Who Was Mad by Anne Sexton
Anna who was mad,
I have a knife in my armpit.
6.60 4
419. Mrs. Cynosure poet Sex Without Love by Mrs. Cynosure Rookie
A pleasure we do out of love for the other person
We our sharing the sexual experiment with
6.82 56
420. Seamus Heaney poet Blackberry-Picking by Seamus Heaney Rookie
Late August, given heavy rain and sun
For a full week, the blackberries would ripen.
7.31 9
421. kalista mccart poet Sorry, I’m So Sorry by kalista mccart Rookie
Sorry for making you mad
Sorry for everything I said
6.44 25
422. Sir Henry Newbolt poet Vitaï Lampada by Sir Henry Newbolt
There's a breathless hush in the Close to-night --
Ten to make and the match to win --
7.45 5
423. Jack Kerouac poet Haiku (The low yellow...) by Jack Kerouac
The low yellow
moon above the
6.49 6
424. Simon Armitage poet I Am Very Bothered by Simon Armitage
I am very bothered when I think
of the bad things I have done in my life.
6.97 7
425. Sylvia Chidi poet A marriage of two by Sylvia Chidi Rookie - 27 Points
A marriage of two
is for love that is true
7.91 18
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