Top 500 Poems


 

# Poet Poem User Rating Comment Count
401. Christopher Marlowe poet Hero And Leander by Christopher Marlowe
It lies not in our power to love or hate,
For will in us is over-rul'd by fate.
6.79 13
402. Emily Jane Brontë poet "A Little While, A Little While..." by Emily Jane Brontë
A little while, a little while,
The weary task is put away,
5.48 11
403. Etheridge Knight poet A Poem For Myself by Etheridge Knight
I was born in Mississippi;
I walked barefooted thru the mud.
7.62 17
404. Brian Patten poet Simple Lyric by Brian Patten
When I think of her sparkling face
And of her body that rocked this way and that,
7.35 5
405. 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
406. Emily Jane Brontë poet Come, Walk With Me by Emily Jane Brontë
Come, walk with me,
There's only thee
6.03 16
407. George Gordon Byron poet There Is Pleasure In The Pathless Woods by George Gordon Byron
There is a pleasure in the pathless woods,
There is a rapture on the lonely shore,
6.79 13
408. William Cullen Bryant poet Thanatopsis by William Cullen Bryant
To him who in the love of nature holds
Communion with her visible forms, she speaks
6.89 5
409. Marge Piercy poet To Be Of Use by Marge Piercy
The people I love the best
jump into work head first
6.35 5
410. Katharine Lee Bates poet America The Beautiful by Katharine Lee Bates
O beautiful for spacious skies,
For amber waves of grain,
5.88 15
411. Michael Shepherd poet ! A Grief Ago by Michael Shepherd Rookie
'There is no grief
which time does not lessen
5.57 33
412. Brandi Young poet Death by Brandi Young Rookie
Death is forever
So don't flirt with suicide
7.86 29
413. Wislawa Szymborska poet Some Like Poetry by Wislawa Szymborska
Some -
thus not all. Not even the majority of all but the minority.
7.21 13
414. Gerard Manley Hopkins poet The Alchemist In The City by Gerard Manley Hopkins
My window shews the travelling clouds,
Leaves spent, new seasons, alter'd sky,
6.32 17
415. Patrick Kavanagh poet Inniskeen Road: July Evening by Patrick Kavanagh
The bicycles go by in twos and threes -
There's a dance in Billy Brennan's barn to-night,
6.23 4
416. Sarojini Naidu poet Coromandel Fishers by Sarojini Naidu
Rise, brothers, rise; the wakening skies pray to the morning light,
The wind lies asleep in the arms of the dawn like a child that has cried all nig
6.34 7
417. Lawrence Ferlinghetti poet I Am Waiting by Lawrence Ferlinghetti
I am waiting for my case to come up
and I am waiting
8.13 3
418. Leonard Cohen poet Dance Me To The End Of Love by Leonard Cohen
Dance me to your beauty with a burning violin
Dance me through the panic 'til I'm gathered safely in
7.32 6
419. William Ernest Henley poet A Love By The Sea by William Ernest Henley
Out of the starless night that covers me,
(O tribulation of the wind that rolls!)
5.77 10
420. Arthur William Edgar O'Shaughnessy poet We Are The Music-Makers by Arthur William Edgar O'Shaughnessy
We are the music-makers,
And we are the dreamers of dreams,
7.70 5
421. David Harris poet Just Beyond The Sunset by David Harris Silver Star - 3,799 Points
Just beyond the sunset
Someone waits for me
8.89 43
422. Edwin Brock poet Five Ways To Kill A Man by Edwin Brock
There are many cumbersome ways to kill a man.
You can make him carry a plank of wood
6.94 18
423. Anna Akhmatova poet Requiem by Anna Akhmatova
Not under foreign skies
Nor under foreign wings protected -
6.30 5
424. Siegfried Sassoon poet Aftermath by Siegfried Sassoon
Have you forgotten yet?...
For the world's events have rumbled on since those gagged days,
6.67 2
425. Robert Herrick poet To The Virgins, Make Much Of Time by Robert Herrick
Gather ye rose-buds while ye may:
Old Time is still a-flying;
7.67 7
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