Top 500 Poems


 

# Poet Poem User Rating Comment Count
451. Donald Hall poet Name Of Horses by Donald Hall
All winter your brute shoulders strained against collars, padding
and steerhide over the ash hames, to haul
6.49 7
452. 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!)
5.73 9
453. 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
454. 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
455. Eugene Field poet Little Boy Blue by Eugene Field
The little toy dog is covered with dust,
But sturdy and stanch he stands;
6.70 8
456. Alison Cassidy poet Wild Geese By Mary Oliver by Alison Cassidy Rookie
You do not have to be good.
You do not have to walk on your knees
8.41 17
457. George Herbert poet Affliction by George Herbert
When thou didst entice to thee my heart,
I thought the service brave:
5.82 9
458. Lascelles Abercrombie poet The Box by Lascelles Abercrombie
Once upon a time, in the land of Hush-A-Bye,
Around about the wondrous days of yore,
7.99 9
459. 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 5
460. 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
461. Derek Walcott poet A City's Death By Fire by Derek Walcott
After that hot gospeller has levelled all but the churched sky,
I wrote the tale by tallow of a city's death by fire;
7.14 7
462. Kalidasa poet Look To This Day by Kalidasa
Look to this day:
For it is life, the very life of life.
6.54 11
463. Lisel Mueller poet Monet Refuses The Operation by Lisel Mueller
Doctor, you say there are no haloes
around the streetlights in Paris
8.03 19
464. Andre Breton poet Freedom Of Love by Andre Breton
(Translated from the French by Edouard Rodti)
My wife with the hair of a wood fire
5.95 9
465. 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
466. Francis Thompson poet The Hound Of Heaven by Francis Thompson
I fled Him down the nights and down the days
I fled Him down the arches of the years
7.24 5
467. Francis Scott Key poet 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,
6.79 15
468. 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 18
469. 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
8.38 226
470. Oliver Wendell Holmes poet The Boys by Oliver Wendell Holmes
HAS there any old fellow got mixed with the boys?
If there has, take him out, without making a noise.
5.93 7
471. James Joyce poet All Day I Hear The Noise Of Waters by James Joyce
All day I hear the noise of waters
Making moan,
7.20 7
472. 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
473. Sir Thomas Wyatt poet Is It Possible by Sir Thomas Wyatt
Is it possible
That so high debate,
6.81 20
474. Sayeed Abubakar poet A Strange Boy by Sayeed Abubakar Gold Star - 8,837 Points
An innocent boy leaving the lap of mother
opened his fearful eyes in the war-trodden world
5.76 36
475. 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
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