Top 500 Poems


 

# Poet Poem User Rating Comment Count
101. Christina Georgina Rossetti poet Echo by Christina Georgina Rossetti
Come to me in the silence of the night;
Come in the speaking silence of a dream;
6.66 26
102. Li Po poet Alone And Drinking Under The Moon by Li Po
Amongst the flowers I
am alone with my pot of wine
6.46 35
103. Ogden Nash poet A Word to Husbands by Ogden Nash
To keep your marriage brimming
With love in the loving cup,
7.29 11
104. Samuel Taylor Coleridge poet Kubla Khan by Samuel Taylor Coleridge
In Xanadu did Kubla Khan
A stately pleasure-dome decree :
7.59 15
105. Vikram Seth poet All You Who Sleep Tonight by Vikram Seth
All you who sleep tonight
Far from the ones you love,
8.59 30
106. Henry David Thoreau poet Friendship by Henry David Thoreau
I think awhile of Love, and while I think,
Love is to me a world,
7.31 33
107. Leo Marks poet The Life That I Have by Leo Marks
The life that I have
Is all that I have
8.79 15
108. Walter de la Mare poet Silver by Walter de la Mare
Slowly, silently, now the moon
Walks the night in her silver shoon;
7.80 24
109. Michael Rosen poet Chocolate Cake by Michael Rosen
I love chocolate cake.
And when I was a boy
7.84 16
110. Christopher Marlowe poet The Passionate Shepherd to his Love by Christopher Marlowe
Come live with me and be my love,
And we will all the pleasures prove
6.41 32
111. Tupac Shakur poet The Rose that Grew from Concrete by Tupac Shakur Rookie
Did you hear about the rose that grew
from a crack in the concrete?
8.46 23
112. Percy Bysshe Shelley poet Good-Night by Percy Bysshe Shelley
Good-night? ah! no; the hour is ill
Which severs those it should unite;
6.86 21
113. Billy Collins poet Introduction To Poetry by Billy Collins
I ask them to take a poem
and hold it up to the light
8.79 29
114. Rabindranath Tagore poet A Moments Indulgence by Rabindranath Tagore
I ask for a moment's indulgence to sit by thy side. The works
that I have in hand I will finish afterwards.
6.78 15
115. Dorothy Parker poet A Very Short Song by Dorothy Parker
Once, when I was young and true,
Someone left me sad-
7.23 23
116. Robert William Service poet A Grain Of Sand by Robert William Service
If starry space no limit knows
And sun succeeds to sun,
6.55 30
117. Alfred Lord Tennyson poet Ulysses by Alfred Lord Tennyson
It little profits that an idle king,
By this still hearth, among these barren crags,
7.03 21
118. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow poet A Gleam of Sunshine by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
This is the place. Stand still, my steed,
Let me review the scene,
6.07 16
119. Elizabeth Barrett Browning poet Sonnet 14 - If thou must love me, let it be for nought by Elizabeth Barrett Browning
XIV
If thou must love me, let it be for nought
6.90 20
120. Ogden Nash poet Always Marry An April Girl by Ogden Nash
Praise the spells and bless the charms,
I found April in my arms.
7.73 17
121. Gwendolyn Brooks poet The Mother by Gwendolyn Brooks
Abortions will not let you forget.
You remember the children you got that you did not get,
8.02 15
122. John Donne poet For whom the Bell Tolls by John Donne
PERCHANCE he for whom this bell tolls may be so ill, as that he
knows not it tolls for him; and perchance I may think myself so
6.65 15
123. Theodore Roethke poet My Papa's Waltz by Theodore Roethke
The whiskey on your breath
Could make a small boy dizzy;
7.64 20
124. Stevie Smith poet Not Waving but Drowning by Stevie Smith
Nobody heard him, the dead man,
But still he lay moaning:
8.31 21
125. Marge Piercy poet Barbie Doll by Marge Piercy
This girlchild was born as usual
and presented dolls that did pee-pee
8.06 24
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