Top 500 Poems


 

# Poet Poem User Rating Comment Count
101. Ted Hughes poet Lovesong by Ted Hughes
He loved her and she loved him.
His kisses sucked out her whole past and future or tried to
8.20 26
102. 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 17
103. Octavio Paz poet No More Clichés by Octavio Paz
Beautiful face
That like a daisy opens its petals to the sun
7.91 27
104. 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
105. John Clare poet First Love by John Clare
I ne'er was struck before that hour
With love so sudden and so sweet,
7.90 26
106. Marge Piercy poet Barbie Doll by Marge Piercy
This girlchild was born as usual
and presented dolls that did pee-pee
8.06 24
107. Michael Rosen poet Chocolate Cake by Michael Rosen
I love chocolate cake.
And when I was a boy
7.84 16
108. 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
109. 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
110. Dorothy Parker poet A Very Short Song by Dorothy Parker
Once, when I was young and true,
Someone left me sad-
7.23 23
111. 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
112. William Carlos Williams poet This is Just to Say by William Carlos Williams
I have eaten
the plums
6.87 14
113. Ogden Nash poet A Word to Husbands by Ogden Nash
To keep your marriage brimming
With love in the loving cup,
7.29 12
114. Samuel Taylor Coleridge poet Kubla Khan by Samuel Taylor Coleridge
In Xanadu did Kubla Khan
A stately pleasure-dome decree :
7.62 17
115. 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
6.43 33
116. 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
117. 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
118. Ernestine Northover poet Hold You In My Smile by Ernestine Northover Rookie - 200 Points
Sweet moment, stay with me,
and pray do not flee so soon,
8.26 37
119. Stevie Smith poet Not Waving but Drowning by Stevie Smith
Nobody heard him, the dead man,
But still he lay moaning:
8.31 21
120. 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
121. Paul Laurence Dunbar poet A Golden Day by Paul Laurence Dunbar
I Found you and I lost you,
All on a gleaming day.
6.71 25
122. Theodore Roethke poet My Papa's Waltz by Theodore Roethke
The whiskey on your breath
Could make a small boy dizzy;
7.64 20
123. 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
124. Thomas Hardy poet "I Said to Love" by Thomas Hardy
I said to Love,
"It is not now as in old days
6.09 20
125. Charlotte Brontë poet Life by Charlotte Brontë
LIFE, believe, is not a dream
So dark as sages say;
7.37 25
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