Top 500 Poems


 

# Poet Poem User Rating Comment Count
401. Algernon Charles Swinburne poet A Ballad Of Dreamland by Algernon Charles Swinburne
I hid my heart in a nest of roses,
Out of the sun's way, hidden apart;
6.16 11
402. Christopher Marlowe poet The Face That Launch'D A Thousand Ships by Christopher Marlowe
Was this the face that launch'd a thousand ships,
And burnt the topless towers of Ilium?
7.03 11
403. Dante Gabriel Rossetti poet Autumn Song by Dante Gabriel Rossetti
Know'st thou not at the fall of the leaf
How the heart feels a languid grief
6.25 17
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
5.81 4
405. Robinson Jeffers poet Vulture by Robinson Jeffers
I had walked since dawn and lay down to rest on a bare hillside
Above the ocean. I saw through half-shut eyelids a vulture wheeling
6.15 6
406. James Fenton poet In Paris With You by James Fenton Rookie
Don't talk to me of love. I've had an earful
And I get tearful when I've downed a drink or two.
8.36 8
407. Marge Piercy poet A Work Of Artifice by Marge Piercy
The bonsai tree
in the attractive pot
6.87 6
408. Sir Walter Scott poet Answer by Sir Walter Scott
Sound, sound the clarion, fill the fife!
To all the sensual world proclaim,
4.94 16
409. Wislawa Szymborska poet Some Like Poetry by Wislawa Szymborska
Some -
thus not all. Not even the majority of all but the minority.
7.17 11
410. David Harris poet Just Beyond The Sunset by David Harris Veteran Poet - 1,598 Points
Just beyond the sunset
Someone waits for me
9.32 34
411. Shel Silverstein poet Hug O'War by Shel Silverstein
I will not play at tug o' war.
I'd rather play at hug o' war,
7.17 2
412. 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
413. Amy Lowell poet Patterns by Amy Lowell
I walk down the garden-paths,
And all the daffodils
6.83 8
414. Edmund Spenser poet Sonnet 54 by Edmund Spenser
Of this worlds theatre in which we stay,
My love like the spectator ydly sits
6.15 14
415. Etheridge Knight poet A Poem For Myself by Etheridge Knight
I was born in Mississippi;
I walked barefooted thru the mud.
7.50 14
416. Lawrence Ferlinghetti poet I Am Waiting by Lawrence Ferlinghetti
I am waiting for my case to come up
and I am waiting
8.13 2
417. Nizar Qabbani poet In The Summer by Nizar Qabbani
In the summer
I stretch out on the shore
6.58 3
418. Denise Levertov poet What Were They Like? by Denise Levertov
Did the people of Viet Nam
use lanterns of stone?
5.81 2
419. David Berman poet Self-Portrait At 28 by David Berman
I know it's a bad title
but I'm giving it to myself as a gift
9.37 8
420. Donald Hall poet Name Of Horses by Donald Hall
All winter your brute shoulders strained against collars, padding
and steerhide over the ash hames, to haul
6.39 6
421. Vikram Seth poet Distressful Homonyms by Vikram Seth
Since for me now you have no warmth to spare
I sense I must adopt a sane and spare
8.38 8
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. 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
6.84 57
424. John McCrae poet The Hope Of My Heart by John McCrae
"Delicta juventutis et ignorantius ejus, quoesumus ne memineris, Domine."
I left, to earth, a little maiden fair,
7.48 16
425. Robert Southey poet Inchcape Rock by Robert Southey
No stir in the air, no stir in the sea,
The Ship was still as she could be;
6.35 8
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