Top 500 Poems
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by Seamus Heaney
Late August, given heavy rain and sun
For a full week, the blackberries would ripen.
by Oliver Wendell Holmes
HAS there any old fellow got mixed with the boys?
If there has, take him out, without making a noise.
How pleasant to know Mr. Lear
by Edward Lear
How pleasant to know Mr. Lear,
Who has written such volumes of stuff.
by Siegfried Sassoon
Have you forgotten yet?...
For the world's events have rumbled on since those gagged days,
by Ai Ogawa
We smile at each other
and I lean back against the wicker couch.
Why I Love You
by Udiah (witness to Yah)
You give to me hope
And help me to cope
Naming of Parts
by Henry Reed
Today we have naming of parts. Yesterday,
We had daily cleaning. And tomorrow morning,
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,
by Osoanon Nimuss
Once on a yellow piece of paper with green lines
he wrote a poem
by Amy Lowell
I walk down the garden-paths,
And all the daffodils
To the Virgins, Make Much of Time
by Robert Herrick
Gather ye rose-buds while ye may:
Old Time is still a-flying;
by Muriel Stuart
Here in a quiet and dusty room they lie,
Faded as crumbled stone or shifting sand,
by Mandi Ducroq
Innocence stolen without my permission
Innocence gone without my submission
by Louise Gluck
I'll tell you something: every day
people are dying. And that's just the beginning.
Did I Not Say To You
by Mewlana Jalaluddin Rumi
Did I not say to you, “Go not there, for I am your friend; in this
mirage of annihilation I am the fountain of life? ”
*A Humble Complaint*
by Mohammad Akmal Nazir
You could have been more polite observing me,
Your harsh words have left
Name Of Horses
by Donald Hall
All winter your brute shoulders strained against collars, padding
and steerhide over the ash hames, to haul
by Dorothea Mackeller
The love of field and coppice
Of green and shaded lanes,
Sorry, I’m So Sorry
by kalista mccart
Sorry for making you mad
Sorry for everything I said
by Lascelles Abercrombie
Once upon a time, in the land of Hush-A-Bye,
Around about the wondrous days of yore,
To Lucasta, Going To The Wars
by Richard Lovelace
Tell me not (Sweet) I am unkind,
That from the nunnery
Under One Small Star
by Wislawa Szymborska
My apologies to chance for calling it necessity.
My apologies to necessity if I'm mistaken, after all.
by John Ronald Reuel Tolkien
Ash nazg durbatulûk, ash nazg gimbatul,
Ash nazg thrakutulûk agh burzum-ishi krimpatul.
by Amelia Opie
Not one kind look....one friendly word!
Wilt thou in chilling silence sit;
Before the Dawn
by Federico García Lorca
But like love