Top 500 Poems


 

# Poet Poem User Rating Comment Count
451. Clive Staples Lewis poet As The Ruin Falls by Clive Staples Lewis
All this is flashy rhetoric about loving you.
I never had a selfless thought since I was born.
7.43 9
452. Nizar Qabbani poet Every Time I Kiss You by Nizar Qabbani
Every time I kiss you
After a long separation
6.36 2
453. Amy Lowell poet Patterns by Amy Lowell
I walk down the garden-paths,
And all the daffodils
6.83 8
454. Joseph Addison poet Ode by Joseph Addison
The spacious firmament on high,
With all the blue ethereal sky,
6.35 18
455. Mirza Ghalib poet It Is Not Love It Is Madness by Mirza Ghalib
(You say) It is not love, it is madness
My madness may be the cause of your fame
5.60 10
456. Louise Gluck poet A Fantasy by Louise Gluck
I'll tell you something: every day
people are dying. And that's just the beginning.
7.34 11
457. 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 17
458. Emma Lazarus poet The New Colossus by Emma Lazarus
Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame,
With conquering limbs astride from land to land;
6.72 5
459. John Ronald Reuel Tolkien poet One Ring by John Ronald Reuel Tolkien
Ash nazg durbatul√Ľk, ash nazg gimbatul,
Ash nazg thrakutul√Ľk agh burzum-ishi krimpatul.
8.74 6
460. 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!)
5.69 9
461. Brandi Young poet Death by Brandi Young Rookie
Death is forever
So don't flirt with suicide
7.88 29
462. Robert Lowell poet The Old Flame by Robert Lowell
My old flame, my wife!
Remember our lists of birds?
5.84 6
463. Henry Van Dyke poet Time Is by Henry Van Dyke
Time is
Too Slow for those who Wait,
6.26 9
464. Ernest Christopher Dowson poet April Love by Ernest Christopher Dowson
We have walked in Love's land a little way,
We have learnt his lesson a little while,
6.37 14
465. 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;
7.63 7
466. Eugene Field poet Little Boy Blue by Eugene Field
The little toy dog is covered with dust,
But sturdy and stanch he stands;
6.66 8
467. Osoanon Nimuss poet Absolutely Nothing by Osoanon Nimuss Rookie
Once on a yellow piece of paper with green lines
he wrote a poem
9.71 10
468. Muriel Stuart poet The Seed-Shop by Muriel Stuart
Here in a quiet and dusty room they lie,
Faded as crumbled stone or shifting sand,
7.48 25
469. George Herbert poet Affliction by George Herbert
When thou didst entice to thee my heart,
I thought the service brave:
5.82 8
470. Katharine Lee Bates poet America The Beautiful by Katharine Lee Bates
O beautiful for spacious skies,
For amber waves of grain,
5.84 16
471. 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
472. 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
473. 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
474. Adrian Henri poet Without You by Adrian Henri
Without you every morning would feel like going back to work after a holiday,
Without you I couldn't stand the smell of the East Lancs Road,
7.58 10
475. Derek Walcott poet Midsummer, Tobago by Derek Walcott
Broad sun-stoned beaches.
White heat.
5.75 3
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