Top 500 Poems


 

# Poet Poem User Rating Comment Count
26. 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 61
27. Walt Whitman poet O Captain! My Captain! by Walt Whitman

O CAPTAIN! my Captain! our fearful trip is done;
8.46 97
28. John Donne poet No Man Is An Island by John Donne
No man is an island,
Entire of itself,
7.76 64
29. Langston Hughes poet Mother To Son by Langston Hughes
Well, son, I'll tell you:
Life for me ain't been no crystal stair.
8.69 69
30. Charles Bukowski poet Alone With Everybody by Charles Bukowski
the flesh covers the bone
and they put a mind
7.56 52
31. 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
7.34 65
32. Howard Simon poet ~i Choose The Mountain~ by Howard Simon Gold Star - 17,270 Points
The low lands call
I am tempted to answer
9.06 838
33. 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
7.88 50
34. Emily Dickinson poet "Why Do I Love" You, Sir? by Emily Dickinson
480
"Why do I love" You, Sir?
6.42 55
35. Spike Milligan poet On The Ning Nang Nong by Spike Milligan
On the Ning Nang Nong
Where the Cows go Bong!
8.47 55
36. Roger McGough poet The Lesson by Roger McGough
Chaos ruled OK in the classroom
as bravely the teacher walked in
7.91 93
37. 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
7.41 64
38. William Shakespeare poet A Fairy Song by William Shakespeare
Over hill, over dale,
Thorough bush, thorough brier,
7.32 85
39. Christina Georgina Rossetti poet Remember by Christina Georgina Rossetti
Remember me when I am gone away,
Gone far away into the silent land;
7.58 60
40. Roald Dahl poet The Pig by Roald Dahl
In England once there lived a big
And wonderfully clever pig.
8.24 41
41. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow poet A Psalm Of Life by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Tell me not, in mournful numbers,
Life is but an empty dream!
7.34 47
42. 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
8.36 66
43. Emily Dickinson poet "Faith" Is A Fine Invention by Emily Dickinson
185
"Faith" is a fine invention
6.24 47
44. yoonoos peerbocus poet A Hint At What Is Beautiful? by yoonoos peerbocus Bronze Star - 2,477 Points
Beautiful is the 'thank you'
Wrapped with gratitude,
8.68 621
45. Lewis Carroll poet Jabberwocky by Lewis Carroll
'Twas brillig, and the slithy toves
Did gyre and gimble in the wabe:
8.37 55
46. 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 90
47. William Shakespeare poet Shall I Compare Thee To A Summer's Day? (Sonnet 18) by William Shakespeare
Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?
Thou art more lovely and more temperate.
8.55 61
48. Elizabeth Bishop poet One Art by Elizabeth Bishop
The art of losing isn't hard to master;
so many things seem filled with the intent
9.28 46
49. Charles Bukowski poet An Almost Made Up Poem by Charles Bukowski
I see you drinking at a fountain with tiny
blue hands, no, your hands are not tiny
7.35 31
50. John Keats poet Bright Star by John Keats

Bright star, would I were stedfast as thou art--
7.24 45
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