Top 500 Poems


 

# Poet Poem User Rating Comment Count
426. Abdul Wahab poet >≫≫I Want To Die by Abdul Wahab Gold Star - 15,978 Points
Heavenly cursed and heavily sinned I
No more i like to add them, so, I want to die
8.58 101
427. Charles Simic poet Against Winter by Charles Simic
The truth is dark under your eyelids.
What are you going to do about it?
8.23 10
428. Linda Pastan poet A New Poet by Linda Pastan
Finding a new poet
is like finding a new wildflower
7.86 20
429. John Boyle O'Reilly poet A White Rose by John Boyle O'Reilly
THE red rose whispers of passion,
And the white rose breathes of love;
6.75 4
430. 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
431. Anna Akhmatova poet Requiem by Anna Akhmatova
Not under foreign skies
Nor under foreign wings protected -
6.30 5
432. James Henry Leigh Hunt poet Jenny Kissed Me by James Henry Leigh Hunt
Jenny kissed me when we met,
Jumping from the chair she sat in;
6.28 10
433. 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
434. 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
435. Sylvia Chidi poet Beautiful! by Sylvia Chidi Rookie - 394 Points
Honesty is beautiful
Kindness is beautiful
7.91 24
436. 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
437. Henry Lawson poet Knocked Up by Henry Lawson

I'm lyin' on the barren ground that's baked and cracked with drought,
6.71 26
438. Denise Levertov poet What Were They Like? by Denise Levertov
Did the people of Viet Nam
use lanterns of stone?
5.84 2
439. 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
440. Nizar Qabbani poet Language by Nizar Qabbani
When a man is in love
how can he use old words?
6.25 7
441. Heather Burns poet Being With You by Heather Burns Gold Star - 10,158 Points
Being with you for just
awhile
6.78 46
442. Shel Silverstein poet The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein
Once there was a tree....
and she loved a little boy.
6.48 5
443. Etheridge Knight poet A Poem For Myself by Etheridge Knight
I was born in Mississippi;
I walked barefooted thru the mud.
7.62 17
444. 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
445. 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
446. Judith Viorst poet Since Hanna Moved Away by Judith Viorst
The tires on my bike are flat.
The sky is grouchy gray.
8.36 12
447. jim foulk poet Lonely Am I by jim foulk Rookie
Lonely are the nights
Lonely are the days
8.84 29
448. Naomi Shihab Nye poet Making A Fist by Naomi Shihab Nye
We forget that we are all dead men conversing wtih dead men.
—Jorge Luis Borges
8.14 6
449. Allan Ahlberg poet The Supply Teacher by Allan Ahlberg
Here's the rule for what to do
If ever your teacher has the flu
8.18 6
450. 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
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