Top 500 Poems


 

# Poet Poem User Rating Comment Count
476. 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
477. Sir Walter Scott poet Lochinvar by Sir Walter Scott
O young Lochinvar is come out of the west,
Through all the wide Border his steed was the best;
7.13 8
478. Vikram Seth poet Round And Round by Vikram Seth
After a long and wretched flight
That stretched from daylight into night,
6.47 9
479. Mahmoud Darwish poet I Come From There by Mahmoud Darwish
I come from there and I have memories
Born as mortals are, I have a mother
7.30 9
480. 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 6
481. 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
482. Matsuo Basho poet A Monk Sips Morning Tea by Matsuo Basho
A monk sips morning tea,
it's quiet,
5.91 4
483. Steve Turner poet Creed by Steve Turner
We believe in Marxfreudanddarwin.
We believe everything is OK
8.86 9
484. Vikram Seth poet Interpretation by Vikram Seth
Somewhere within your loving look I sense,
Without the least intention to deceive,
7.74 10
485. David Ignatow poet For My Daughter by David Ignatow
When I die choose a star
and name it after me
6.44 11
486. AISWARYA T ANISH poet The Great Valuable Gift On Christmas Day by AISWARYA T ANISH Rookie - 32 Points
“Wow! It’s Christmas, happiness coming
Now for the gift welcoming loving
8.38 225
487. Sonia Sanchez poet Personal Letter No. 3 by Sonia Sanchez
nothing will keep
us young you know
7.12 7
488. Derek Walcott poet Midsummer, Tobago by Derek Walcott
Broad sun-stoned beaches.
White heat.
5.80 4
489. Donald Hall poet An Old Life by Donald Hall
Snow fell in the night.
At five-fifteen I woke to a bluish
6.21 11
490. George Herbert poet Affliction by George Herbert
When thou didst entice to thee my heart,
I thought the service brave:
5.82 9
491. Lucille Clifton poet Poem In Praise Of Menstruation by Lucille Clifton
if there is a river
more beautiful than this
6.68 8
492. Lucille Clifton poet I Am Accused Of Tending To The Past by Lucille Clifton
i am accused of tending to the past
as if i made it,
8.25 5
493. 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
494. Anna Akhmatova poet Requiem by Anna Akhmatova
Not under foreign skies
Nor under foreign wings protected -
6.30 5
495. Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz poet You Men by Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz
(Español)
Hombres necios que acusáis
6.17 2
496. Ata Khan poet Z'Ma Mor (My Mother) by Ata Khan Rookie
It was a rainy day
driving back home
9.27 260
497. 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
498. arianna loshnowsky poet Funny... But Not by arianna loshnowsky Rookie
it's funny how hello is always accompanied with goodbye
it's funny how good memories can start to make you cry
8.98 18
499. Theodore Roethke poet In A Dark Time by Theodore Roethke
In a dark time, the eye begins to see,
I meet my shadow in the deepening shade;
7.58 3
500. Jorge Luis Borges poet History Of The Night by Jorge Luis Borges
Through the course of generations
men brought the night into being.
7.82 15
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