Top 500 Poems


# Poet Poem User Rating Comment Count
26. William Shakespeare poet All the World's a Stage by William Shakespeare
All the world's a stage,
And all the men and women merely players;
7.59 66
27. Langston Hughes poet Mother to Son by Langston Hughes
Well, son, I'll tell you:
Life for me ain't been no crystal stair.
8.70 42
28. Roger McGough poet Let Me Die A Youngman's Death by Roger McGough
Let me die a youngman's death
not a clean and inbetween
8.15 52
29. Walt Whitman poet O Captain! My Captain! by Walt Whitman

O CAPTAIN! my Captain! our fearful trip is done;
8.43 54
30. Charles Bukowski poet A Smile To Remember by Charles Bukowski
we had goldfish and they circled around and around
in the bowl on the table near the heavy drapes
7.30 37
31. Roger McGough poet The Lesson by Roger McGough
Chaos ruled OK in the classroom
as bravely the teacher walked in
7.97 92
32. Spike Milligan poet On the Ning Nang Nong by Spike Milligan
On the Ning Nang Nong
Where the Cows go Bong!
8.51 46
33. howard simon poet ~I Choose the Mountain~ by howard simon Freshman - 1,479 Points
The low lands call
I am tempted to answer
9.13 562
34. Emily Dickinson poet "Why do I love" You, Sir? by Emily Dickinson
"Why do I love" You, Sir?
6.34 43
35. John Donne poet No Man Is An Island by John Donne
No man is an island,
Entire of itself,
7.70 41
36. Elizabeth Barrett Browning poet How Do I Love Thee? by Elizabeth Barrett Browning
How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.
I love thee to the depth and breadth and height
7.86 34
37. William Shakespeare poet A Fairy Song by William Shakespeare
Over hill, over dale,
Thorough bush, thorough brier,
7.29 74
38. Charles Bukowski poet Alone With Everybody by Charles Bukowski
the flesh covers the bone
and they put a mind
7.51 26
39. John Ronald Reuel Tolkien poet All That is Gold Does Not Glitter by John Ronald Reuel Tolkien
All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost;
209.45 50
40. Christina Georgina Rossetti poet Remember by Christina Georgina Rossetti
Remember me when I am gone away,
Gone far away into the silent land;
7.54 47
41. John Keats poet A Thing of Beauty (Endymion) by John Keats
A thing of beauty is a joy for ever:
Its lovliness increases; it will never
7.36 49
42. Roald Dahl poet The Pig by Roald Dahl
In England once there lived a big
And wonderfully clever pig.
8.20 34
43. William Blake poet The Tiger by William Blake
Tiger! Tiger! burning bright
In the forest of the night
7.41 45
44. yoonoos peerbocus poet A Hint At What Is Beautiful? by yoonoos peerbocus Rookie
Beautiful is the 'thank you'
Wrapped with gratitude,
8.80 601
45. Emily Dickinson poet "Faith" is a fine invention by Emily Dickinson
"Faith" is a fine invention
6.19 39
46. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow poet A Psalm of Life by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Tell me not, in mournful numbers,
Life is but an empty dream!
7.26 38
47. Edwin Arlington Robinson poet Richard Cory by Edwin Arlington Robinson
Whenever Richard Cory went down town,
We people on the pavement looked at him:
8.09 73
48. Joyce Kilmer poet Trees by Joyce Kilmer
I think that I shall never see
A poem lovely as a tree.
8.44 59
49. Percy Bysshe Shelley poet Ozymandias by Percy Bysshe Shelley
I met a traveller from an antique land
Who said: `Two vast and trunkless legs of stone
8.23 50
50. Gwendolyn Brooks poet We Real Cool by Gwendolyn Brooks
The Pool Players.
Seven at the Golden Shovel.
8.14 36
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