Top 500 Poems


 

# Poet Poem User Rating Comment Count
51. Wilfred Owen poet Dulce et Decorum Est by Wilfred Owen
1 Bent double, like old beggars under sacks,
2 Knock-kneed, coughing like hags, we cursed through sludge,
8.30 34
52. 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
9.29 31
53. Dylan Thomas poet And Death Shall Have No Dominion by Dylan Thomas
And death shall have no dominion.
Dead man naked they shall be one
7.74 21
54. John Donne poet Death Be Not Proud by John Donne
Death be not proud, though some have called thee
Mighty and dreadfull, for, thou art not soe,
7.48 38
55. Robert Burns poet A Red, Red Rose by Robert Burns
O my Luve's like a red, red rose
That's newly sprung in June;
7.21 40
56. Walt Whitman poet A Clear Midnight by Walt Whitman
THIS is thy hour O Soul, thy free flight into the wordless,
Away from books, away from art, the day erased, the lesson done,
7.17 33
57. Alexander Sergeyevich Pushkin poet I Loved You by Alexander Sergeyevich Pushkin
I loved you, and I probably still do,
And for a while the feeling may remain...
7.88 46
58. Gwendolyn Brooks poet We Real Cool by Gwendolyn Brooks
The Pool Players.
Seven at the Golden Shovel.
8.12 35
59. Percy Bysshe Shelley poet Love's Philosophy by Percy Bysshe Shelley
The fountains mingle with the river,
And the rivers with the ocean;
8.43 44
60. Paul Laurence Dunbar poet We Wear the Mask by Paul Laurence Dunbar
We wear the mask that grins and lies,
It hides our cheeks and shades our eyes,--
8.73 46
61. William Wordsworth poet A Character by William Wordsworth
I marvel how Nature could ever find space
For so many strange contrasts in one human face:
6.54 18
62. Roger McGough poet First Day at School by Roger McGough
A millionbillionwillion miles from home
Waiting for the bell to go. (To go where?)
7.68 26
63. John Clare poet I Am by John Clare
I am: yet what I am none cares or knows,
My friends forsake me like a memory lost;
8.31 33
64. William Blake poet Auguries of Innocence by William Blake
To see a World in a Grain of Sand
And a Heaven in a Wild Flower,
7.77 18
65. William Butler Yeats poet When You Are Old by William Butler Yeats
WHEN you are old and grey and full of sleep,
And nodding by the fire, take down this book,
9.53 17
66. howard simon poet ~I Choose the Mountain~ by howard simon Freshman - 1,169 Points
The low lands call
I am tempted to answer
9.15 562
67. Roald Dahl poet Hot and Cold by Roald Dahl
A woman who my mother knows
Came in and took off all her clothes.
6.69 15
68. Spike Milligan poet A Silly Poem by Spike Milligan
Said Hamlet to Ophelia,
I'll draw a sketch of thee,
8.04 25
69. John Keats poet When I Have Fears by John Keats

When I have fears that I may cease to be
7.09 29
70. yoonoos peerbocus poet A Hint At What Is Beautiful? by yoonoos peerbocus Rookie
Beautiful is the 'thank you'
Wrapped with gratitude,
8.80 600
71. Wilfred Owen poet Anthem For Doomed Youth by Wilfred Owen
What passing-bells for these who die as cattle?
Only the monstrous anger of the guns.
7.38 30
72. Ella Wheeler Wilcox poet Solitude by Ella Wheeler Wilcox
Laugh, and the world laughs with you;
Weep, and you weep alone.
9.41 17
73. Billy Collins poet Forgetfulness by Billy Collins
The name of the author is the first to go
followed obediently by the title, the plot,
8.97 28
74. Walt Whitman poet A child said, What is the grass? by Walt Whitman
A child said, What is the grass? fetching it to me with full
hands;
6.58 22
75. Matthew Arnold poet Dover Beach by Matthew Arnold
The sea is calm to-night.
The tide is full, the moon lies fair
6.87 29
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