Top 500 Poems


# Title Poet
451. Ode on Solitude
Happy the man, whose wish and care
A few paternal acres bound,
Alexander Pope poet by Alexander Pope
on 1/1/2000
452. On what is best
Some celebrate the beauty
of knights, or infantry,
Sappho poet by Sappho
on 1/1/2000
453. A Ballad of Death
Kneel down, fair Love, and fill thyself with tears,
Girdle thyself with sighing for a girth
Algernon Charles Swinburne poet by Algernon Charles Swinburne
on 1/1/2000
454. The Seed-Shop
Here in a quiet and dusty room they lie,
Faded as crumbled stone or shifting sand,
Muriel Stuart poet by Muriel Stuart
on 1/1/2000
455. Revenge
Ay, gaze upon her rose-wreathed hair,
And gaze upon her smile;
Letitia Elizabeth Landon poet by Letitia Elizabeth Landon
on 1/1/2000
456. Defence of Fort McHenry (Stars and Stripes Forever)
O! say can you see, by the dawn's early light,
What so proudly we hail'd at the twilight's last gleaming,
Francis Scott Key poet by Francis Scott Key
on 1/1/2000
457. A Memory of June
When June comes dancing o'er the death of May,
With scarlet roses tinting her green breast,
Claude McKay poet by Claude McKay
on 1/1/2000
458. Believe Me, If All Those Endearing Young Charms
Believe me, if all those endearing young charms,
Which I gaze on so fondly to-day,
Thomas Moore poet by Thomas Moore
on 1/1/2000
459. True Love
It is true love because
I put on eyeliner and a concerto and make pungent observations about the great issues of the day
Judith Viorst poet by Judith Viorst
on 1/1/2000
460. The Hound of Heaven
I fled Him down the nights and down the days
I fled Him down the arches of the years
Francis Thompson poet by Francis Thompson
on 1/1/2000
461. Simple lyric
When I think of her sparkling face
And of her body that rocked this way and that,
Brian Patten poet by Brian Patten
on 1/1/2000
462. Round and Round
After a long and wretched flight
That stretched from daylight into night,
Vikram Seth poet by Vikram Seth
on 1/1/2000
463. Patterns
I walk down the garden-paths,
And all the daffodils
Amy Lowell poet by Amy Lowell
on 1/1/2000
464. For My Daughter
When I die choose a star
and name it after me
David Ignatow poet by David Ignatow
on 1/1/2000
465. Some Like Poetry
Some -
thus not all. Not even the majority of all but the minority.
Wislawa Szymborska poet by Wislawa Szymborska
on 1/1/2000
466. Balances
In life
one is always
Nikki Giovanni poet by Nikki Giovanni
on 1/1/2000
467. Haiku (The low yellow...)
The low yellow
moon above the
Jack Kerouac poet by Jack Kerouac
on 1/1/2000
468. My Country
The love of field and coppice
Of green and shaded lanes,
Dorothea Mackeller poet by Dorothea Mackeller
on 1/1/2000
469. Hug O'War
I will not play at tug o' war.
I'd rather play at hug o' war,
Sheldon Allan Silverstein poet by Sheldon Allan Silverstein
on 1/1/2000
470. She Walks In Beauty
She walks in Beauty, like the night
Of cloudless climes and starry skies;
George Gordon Byron poet by George Gordon Byron
on 1/1/2000
471. school just school
School we need it
school, friends
kerri king poet by kerri king
on 1/1/2000
472. .p align='center'font size='4'Tested By The Fire/font/p

Am I to be tested by fire?

Mary Havran poet by Mary Havran
on 1/1/2000
473. A Desperate Cry
God's creation
Blessed to be born in this world
Vijay Sai poet by Vijay Sai
on 1/1/2000
474. Blackberry-Picking
Late August, given heavy rain and sun
For a full week, the blackberries would ripen.
Seamus Heaney poet by Seamus Heaney
on 1/1/2000
475. A Friend Like You
A friend like you is like no other friend
A friend like you is a friend i dont regret meeting
Jenni Cortes poet by Jenni Cortes
on 1/1/2000
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