Top 500 Poems


 

# Poet Poem User Rating Comment Count
76. Billy Collins poet Introduction To Poetry by Billy Collins
I ask them to take a poem
and hold it up to the light
8.81 33
77. yoonoos peerbocus poet A Baby's View Of Abortion by yoonoos peerbocus Bronze Star - 2,588 Points
I came as tomorrow
Swaddled in innocence
8.23 344
78. Dr. Antony Theodore poet If You Die Before Me by Dr. Antony Theodore Gold Star - 83,114 Points
If you die before me
I would jump down into your grave
9.48 831
79. 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.
7.41 32
80. Walter de la Mare poet The Listeners by Walter de la Mare
"Is there anybody there?" said the Traveller,
Knocking on the moonlit door;
7.34 31
81. Jack Prelutsky poet Be Glad Your Nose Is On Your Face by Jack Prelutsky
Be glad your nose is on your face,
not pasted on some other place,
8.10 21
82. John Keats poet When I Have Fears by John Keats

When I have fears that I may cease to be
7.14 36
83. William Butler Yeats poet He Wishes For The Cloths Of Heaven by William Butler Yeats
HAD I the heavens' embroidered cloths,
Enwrought with golden and silver light,
9.03 15
84. William Henry Davies poet Leisure by William Henry Davies
What is this life if, full of care,
We have no time to stand and stare.
8.12 29
85. Vikram Seth poet All You Who Sleep Tonight by Vikram Seth
All you who sleep tonight
Far from the ones you love,
8.60 32
86. Ernestine Northover poet Hold You In My Smile by Ernestine Northover Veteran Poet - 1,304 Points
Sweet moment, stay with me,
and pray do not flee so soon,
8.33 85
87. Elizabeth Bishop poet I Am In Need Of Music by Elizabeth Bishop
I am in need of music that would flow
Over my fretful, feeling fingertips,
7.61 17
88. Henry Scott Holland poet Death Is Nothing At All by Henry Scott Holland Rookie
Death is nothing at all.
I have only slipped away to the next room.
8.27 54
89. Marge Piercy poet Barbie Doll by Marge Piercy
This girlchild was born as usual
and presented dolls that did pee-pee
8.06 32
90. Rupert Brooke poet 1914 V: The Soldier by Rupert Brooke
If I should die, think only this of me:
That there's some corner of a foreign field
6.97 43
91. William Carlos Williams poet The Red Wheelbarrow by William Carlos Williams
so much depends
upon
7.30 31
92. John Milton poet On His Blindness by John Milton
When I consider how my light is spent
Ere half my days in this dark world and wide,
6.22 29
93. Jack Prelutsky poet Last Night I Dreamed Of Chickens by Jack Prelutsky
Last night I dreamed of chickens,
there were chickens everywhere,
7.89 25
94. John McCrae poet In Flanders Field by John McCrae
In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
8.69 33
95. 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;
6.66 25
96. Chinedu Dike poet Mandela - The Immortal Icon by Chinedu Dike Gold Star - 70,921 Points
The Peace Warrior Of Mzansi, among heroes - A Colossus!
Sun Of The Nation; A rare gift of Providence.
8.80 1,188
97. Leo Marks poet The Life That I Have by Leo Marks
The life that I have
Is all that I have
8.79 27
98. Robert William Service poet The Cremation Of Sam Mcgee by Robert William Service
There are strange things done in the midnight sun
By the men who moil for gold;
9.00 27
99. Ogden Nash poet A Word To Husbands by Ogden Nash
To keep your marriage brimming
With love in the loving cup,
7.30 19
100. Octavio Paz poet No More Clichés by Octavio Paz
Beautiful face
That like a daisy opens its petals to the sun
7.90 34
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