Top 500 Poems


 

# Poet Poem User Rating Comment Count
101. Ernestine Northover poet Hold You In My Smile by Ernestine Northover Rookie - 278 Points
Sweet moment, stay with me,
and pray do not flee so soon,
8.27 46
102. James Henry Leigh Hunt poet Abou Ben Adhem by James Henry Leigh Hunt
Abou Ben Adhem (may his tribe increase!)
Awoke one night from a deep dream of peace,
8.24 35
103. Dorothy Parker poet A Very Short Song by Dorothy Parker
Once, when I was young and true,
Someone left me sad-
7.25 23
104. 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
105. Khalil Gibran poet A Lover's Call Xxvii by Khalil Gibran
Where are you, my beloved? Are you in that little
Paradise, watering the flowers who look upon you
7.03 18
106. Michael Rosen poet Chocolate Cake by Michael Rosen
I love chocolate cake.
And when I was a boy
7.84 16
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. 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?
8.48 27
109. Margaret Atwood poet A Sad Child by Margaret Atwood
You're sad because you're sad.
It's psychic. It's the age. It's chemical.
7.50 18
110. Chinedu Dike poet Mandela - The Immortal Icon by Chinedu Dike Gold Star - 28,070 Points
The Peace Warrior Of Mzansi, among heroes - A Colossus!
Sun Of The Nation; A rare gift of Providence.
8.88 610
111. Henry David Thoreau poet Friendship by Henry David Thoreau
I think awhile of Love, and while I think,
Love is to me a world,
7.30 33
112. Marge Piercy poet Barbie Doll by Marge Piercy
This girlchild was born as usual
and presented dolls that did pee-pee
8.06 24
113. Frank James Ryan Jr...FjR poet ' Emeralds And Black Diamonds... by Frank James Ryan Jr...FjR Gold Star - 40,298 Points
Lie down lass, with me, in sage green meadows
Your blouse flouncing open, in the teasing breeze
6.49 73
114. Edmund Spenser poet My Love Is Like To Ice by Edmund Spenser
My love is like to ice, and I to fire:
How comes it then that this her cold so great
6.03 30
115. Theodore Roethke poet My Papa's Waltz by Theodore Roethke
The whiskey on your breath
Could make a small boy dizzy;
7.64 20
116. Alfred Lord Tennyson poet Ulysses by Alfred Lord Tennyson
It little profits that an idle king,
By this still hearth, among these barren crags,
7.05 21
117. 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.
8.49 18
118. 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
119. 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,
7.99 17
120. Stevie Smith poet Not Waving But Drowning by Stevie Smith
Nobody heard him, the dead man,
But still he lay moaning:
8.31 21
121. Thomas Hardy poet "I Said To Love" by Thomas Hardy
I said to Love,
"It is not now as in old days
6.10 21
122. Jack Prelutsky poet As Soon As Fred Gets Out Of Bed by Jack Prelutsky
As soon as Fred gets out of bed,
his underwear goes on his head.
7.70 11
123. Claude McKay poet If We Must Die by Claude McKay
If we must die, let it not be like hogs
Hunted and penned in an inglorious spot,
8.02 23
124. William Carlos Williams poet This Is Just To Say by William Carlos Williams
I have eaten
the plums
6.87 14
125. Benjamin Zephaniah poet The British by Benjamin Zephaniah
Take some Picts, Celts and Silures
And let them settle,
6.80 10
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