Top 500 Poems


# Poet Poem User Rating Comment Count
26. Alfred Noyes poet The Highwayman by Alfred Noyes
9.00 160
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.
8.68 54
28. Walt Whitman poet O Captain! My Captain! by Walt Whitman

O CAPTAIN! my Captain! our fearful trip is done;
8.44 80
29. 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
7.31 53
30. howard simon poet ~i Choose The Mountain~ by howard simon Gold Star - 6,721 Points
The low lands call
I am tempted to answer
9.12 672
31. John Donne poet No Man Is An Island by John Donne
No man is an island,
Entire of itself,
7.72 48
32. Spike Milligan poet On The Ning Nang Nong by Spike Milligan
On the Ning Nang Nong
Where the Cows go Bong!
8.48 52
33. Emily Dickinson poet "Why Do I Love" You, Sir? by Emily Dickinson
"Why do I love" You, Sir?
6.38 48
34. 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 42
35. Charles Bukowski poet Alone With Everybody by Charles Bukowski
the flesh covers the bone
and they put a mind
7.54 34
36. Roger McGough poet The Lesson by Roger McGough
Chaos ruled OK in the classroom
as bravely the teacher walked in
7.95 92
37. William Shakespeare poet A Fairy Song by William Shakespeare
Over hill, over dale,
Thorough bush, thorough brier,
7.31 80
38. 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 55
39. 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
7.38 59
40. Roald Dahl poet The Pig by Roald Dahl
In England once there lived a big
And wonderfully clever pig.
8.22 39
41. 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
8.29 55
42. Wilfred Owen poet Dulce Et Decorum Est by Wilfred Owen
Bent double, like old beggars under sacks,
Knock-kneed, coughing like hags, we cursed through sludge,
8.32 42
43. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow poet A Psalm Of Life by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Tell me not, in mournful numbers,
Life is but an empty dream!
7.32 46
44. yoonoos peerbocus poet A Hint At What Is Beautiful? by yoonoos peerbocus Rookie - 200 Points
Beautiful is the 'thank you'
Wrapped with gratitude,
8.72 614
45. 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 85
46. Lewis Carroll poet Jabberwocky by Lewis Carroll
'Twas brillig, and the slithy toves
Did gyre and gimble in the wabe:
8.33 42
47. Joyce Kilmer poet Trees by Joyce Kilmer
I think that I shall never see
A poem lovely as a tree.
8.45 65
48. Emily Dickinson poet "Faith" Is A Fine Invention by Emily Dickinson
"Faith" is a fine invention
6.21 40
49. 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.
8.52 51
50. William Blake poet The Tyger by William Blake
Tyger! Tyger! burning bright,
In the forests of the night,
7.44 48
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