Top 500 Poems


 

# Title Poet
51. Dover Beach
The sea is calm to-night.
The tide is full, the moon lies fair
Matthew Arnold poet by Matthew Arnold
on 1/1/2000
52. Auguries of Innocence
To see a World in a Grain of Sand
And a Heaven in a Wild Flower,
William Blake poet by William Blake
on 1/1/2000
53. A Red, Red Rose
O my Luve's like a red, red rose
That's newly sprung in June;
Robert Burns poet by Robert Burns
on 1/1/2000
54. Death Be Not Proud
Death be not proud, though some have called thee
Mighty and dreadfull, for, thou art not soe,
John Donne poet by John Donne
on 1/1/2000
55. A Character
I marvel how Nature could ever find space
For so many strange contrasts in one human face:
William Wordsworth poet by William Wordsworth
on 1/1/2000
56. Carpe Diem
O mistress mine, where are you roaming?
O stay and hear! your true-love's coming
William Shakespeare poet by William Shakespeare
on 1/1/2000
57. In Flanders Field
In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
John McCrae poet by John McCrae
on 1/1/2000
58. On His Blindness
When I consider how my light is spent
Ere half my days in this dark world and wide,
John Milton poet by John Milton
on 1/1/2000
59. Love's Philosophy
The fountains mingle with the river,
And the rivers with the ocean;
Percy Bysshe Shelley poet by Percy Bysshe Shelley
on 1/1/2000
60. A Clear Midnight
THIS is thy hour O Soul, thy free flight into the wordless,
Away from books, away from art, the day erased, the lesson done,
Walt Whitman poet by Walt Whitman
on 1/1/2000
61. I Loved You
I loved you, and I probably still do,
And for a while the feeling may remain...
Alexander Sergeyevich Pushkin poet by Alexander Sergeyevich Pushkin
on 1/1/2000
62. Anthem For Doomed Youth
What passing-bells for these who die as cattle?
Only the monstrous anger of the guns.
Wilfred Owen poet by Wilfred Owen
on 1/1/2000
63. We Wear the Mask
We wear the mask that grins and lies,
It hides our cheeks and shades our eyes,--
Paul Laurence Dunbar poet by Paul Laurence Dunbar
on 1/1/2000
64. The Listeners
"Is there anybody there?" said the Traveller,
Knocking on the moonlit door;
Walter de la Mare poet by Walter de la Mare
on 1/1/2000
65. And Death Shall Have No Dominion
And death shall have no dominion.
Dead man naked they shall be one
Dylan Thomas poet by Dylan Thomas
on 1/1/2000
66. A Silly Poem
Said Hamlet to Ophelia,
I'll draw a sketch of thee,
Spike Milligan poet by Spike Milligan
on 1/1/2000
67. Hot and Cold
A woman who my mother knows
Came in and took off all her clothes.
Roald Dahl poet by Roald Dahl
on 1/1/2000
68. First Day at School
A millionbillionwillion miles from home
Waiting for the bell to go. (To go where?)
Roger McGough poet by Roger McGough
on 1/1/2000
69. Solitude
Laugh, and the world laughs with you;
Weep, and you weep alone.
Ella Wheeler Wilcox poet by Ella Wheeler Wilcox
on 1/1/2000
70. One Art
The art of losing isn't hard to master;
so many things seem filled with the intent
Elizabeth Bishop poet by Elizabeth Bishop
on 1/1/2000
71. An Almost Made Up Poem
I see you drinking at a fountain with tiny
blue hands, no, your hands are not tiny
Charles Bukowski poet by Charles Bukowski
on 1/1/2000
72. Forgetfulness
The name of the author is the first to go
followed obediently by the title, the plot,
Billy Collins poet by Billy Collins
on 1/1/2000
73. We Real Cool
The Pool Players.
Seven at the Golden Shovel.
Gwendolyn Brooks poet by Gwendolyn Brooks
on 1/1/2000
74. A Hint At What Is Beautiful?
Beautiful is the 'thank you'
Wrapped with gratitude,
yoonoos peerbocus poet by yoonoos peerbocus
on 1/1/2000
75. ~I Choose the Mountain~
The low lands call
I am tempted to answer
howard simon poet by howard simon
on 1/1/2000
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