Top 500 Poems


# Poet Poem User Rating Comment Count
451. Thomas Stearns Eliot poet Ash Wednesday by Thomas Stearns Eliot
Because I do not hope to turn again
9.43 21
452. 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
453. Sylvia Chidi poet Beautiful! by Sylvia Chidi Rookie - 219 Points
Honesty is beautiful
Kindness is beautiful
7.86 22
454. Vijay Sai poet A Desperate Cry by Vijay Sai Rookie - 298 Points
God's creation
Blessed to be born in this world
8.47 183
455. Marianne Moore poet Poetry by Marianne Moore
I, too, dislike it: there are things that are important beyond all
this fiddle.
6.34 2
456. Sharon Olds poet 1954 by Sharon Olds
Then dirt scared me, because of the dirt
he had put on her face. And her training bra
7.14 6
457. Steve Turner poet Creed by Steve Turner
We believe in Marxfreudanddarwin.
We believe everything is OK
8.86 9
458. Udiah (witness to Yah) poet Why I Love You by Udiah (witness to Yah) Rookie - 36 Points
You give to me hope
And help me to cope
7.39 21
459. 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
460. 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
461. Mary Oliver poet A Dream Of Trees by Mary Oliver
There is a thing in me that dreamed of trees,
A quiet house, some green and modest acres
8.55 8
462. 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
463. 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
8.19 4
464. Christina Walsh poet A Woman To Her Lover by Christina Walsh
Do you come to me to bend me to your will
as conqueror to the vanquished
6.78 5
465. 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 6
466. Theodore Roethke poet Elegy For Jane by Theodore Roethke
(My student, thrown by a horse)
I remember the neckcurls, limp and damp as tendrils;
7.81 5
467. AISWARYA T ANISH poet The Great Valuable Gift On Christmas Day by AISWARYA T ANISH Rookie - 29 Points
“Wow! It’s Christmas, happiness coming
Now for the gift welcoming loving
8.38 228
468. Sidney Lanier poet A Song Of Eternity In Time by Sidney Lanier
Once, at night, in the manor wood
My Love and I long silent stood,
6.40 13
469. ANJALI SINHA poet *** Your Beautiful Eyes *** In Top 500 Poems by ANJALI SINHA Rookie - 13 Points
I remember
vividly those serene eyes,
8.14 50
470. Mahmoud Darwish poet I Come From There by Mahmoud Darwish
I come from there and I have memories
Born as mortals are, I have a mother
7.42 7
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. Joyce Kilmer poet Stars by Joyce Kilmer
(For the Rev. James J. Daly, S. J.)
Bright stars, yellow stars, flashing through the air,
6.76 16
473. Linda Pastan poet A New Poet by Linda Pastan
Finding a new poet
is like finding a new wildflower
7.78 18
474. Lawrence Ferlinghetti poet Constantly Risking Absurdity by Lawrence Ferlinghetti
Constantly risking absurdity
and death
7.74 4
475. Robert Hayden poet The Whipping by Robert Hayden
The old woman across the way
     is whipping the boy again
6.78 6
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