Top 500 Poems


 

# Poet Poem User Rating Comment Count
101. Michael Rosen poet Chocolate Cake by Michael Rosen
I love chocolate cake.
And when I was a boy
7.84 16
102. 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
103. Samuel Taylor Coleridge poet Kubla Khan by Samuel Taylor Coleridge
In Xanadu did Kubla Khan
A stately pleasure-dome decree :
7.62 17
104. Billy Collins poet Another Reason Why I Don't Keep A Gun In The House by Billy Collins
The neighbors' dog will not stop barking.
He is barking the same high, rhythmic bark
8.10 24
105. 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
106. 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
107. 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
108. William Carlos Williams poet This is Just to Say by William Carlos Williams
I have eaten
the plums
6.87 14
109. Leo Marks poet The Life That I Have by Leo Marks
The life that I have
Is all that I have
8.79 15
110. Stevie Smith poet Not Waving but Drowning by Stevie Smith
Nobody heard him, the dead man,
But still he lay moaning:
8.31 21
111. 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
112. 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
113. 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
114. Dorothy Parker poet A Very Short Song by Dorothy Parker
Once, when I was young and true,
Someone left me sad-
7.23 23
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. Charlotte Brontë poet Life by Charlotte Brontë
LIFE, believe, is not a dream
So dark as sages say;
7.37 25
117. 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
118. Paul Laurence Dunbar poet Life's Tragedy by Paul Laurence Dunbar
It may be misery not to sing at all,
And to go silent through the brimming day;
7.45 25
119. 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
120. Edwin Arlington Robinson poet A Happy Man by Edwin Arlington Robinson
When these graven lines you see,
Traveller, do not pity me;
6.24 34
121. 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
122. Thomas Hardy poet "I Said to Love" by Thomas Hardy
I said to Love,
"It is not now as in old days
6.08 20
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,
8.00 22
124. 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.
6.79 15
125. 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
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