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Top 500 Poems


 

# Poet Poem User Rating Comment Count
151. Edna St. Vincent Millay poet What Lips My Lips Have Kissed, And Where, And Why (Sonnet .. by Edna St. Vincent Millay
What lips my lips have kissed, and where, and why,
I have forgotten, and what arms have lain
7.84 10
152. Allen Ginsberg poet A Supermarket in California by Allen Ginsberg
What thoughts I have of you tonight, Walt Whitman, for I walked down the
streets under the trees with a headache self-conscious looking at the full m
7.32 7
153. Robert Browning poet My Last Duchess by Robert Browning
FERRARA.
That's my last Duchess painted on the wall,
7.24 12
154. William Carlos Williams poet A Sort of a Song by William Carlos Williams
Let the snake wait under
his weed
5.88 5
155. Alfred Lord Tennyson poet All Things will Die by Alfred Lord Tennyson
All Things will Die
Clearly the blue river chimes in its flowing
6.05 10
156. Khalil Gibran poet A Tear And A Smile by Khalil Gibran
I would not exchange the sorrows of my heart
For the joys of the multitude.
6.15 17
157. Khalil Gibran poet On Pain by Khalil Gibran
Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses
your understanding.
7.99 6
158. Frank James Ryan Jr...FjR poet ' Emeralds And Black Diamonds... by Frank James Ryan Jr...FjR Freshman - 2,117 Points
Lie down lass, lie down, in sage green meadows
Your blouse flouncing open, in the teasing breeze
6.33 55
159. Robert Louis Stevenson poet Love, What Is Love by Robert Louis Stevenson
LOVE - what is love? A great and aching heart;
Wrung hands; and silence; and a long despair.
7.36 27
160. 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 15
161. Carl Sandburg poet Fog by Carl Sandburg
The fog comes
on little cat feet.
7.66 5
162. Edwin Arlington Robinson poet A Happy Man by Edwin Arlington Robinson
When these graven lines you see,
Traveller, do not pity me;
6.19 29
163. Hilaire Belloc poet Tarantella by Hilaire Belloc
Do you remember an Inn,
Miranda?
6.72 22
164. Ezra Pound poet A Girl by Ezra Pound
The tree has entered my hands,
The sap has ascended my arms,
6.05 4
165. Thomas Hardy poet A Broken Appointment by Thomas Hardy
You did not come,
And marching Time drew on, and wore me numb.
6.26 15
166. Louis Macneice poet Prayer Before Birth by Louis Macneice
I am not yet born; O hear me.
Let not the bloodsucking bat or the rat or the stoat or the
7.90 13
167. Naseer Ahmed Nasir poet * Dreams Lost In Water by Naseer Ahmed Nasir Rookie - 0 Points
No distance ever separates
Dreams and desires
8.68 333
168. Thomas Hardy poet "How Great My Grief" (Triolet) by Thomas Hardy
How great my grief, my joys how few,
Since first it was my fate to know thee!
6.24 16
169. Benjamin Zephaniah poet The British by Benjamin Zephaniah
Take some Picts, Celts and Silures
And let them settle,
6.77 9
170. William Stafford poet A Ritual To Read To Each Other by William Stafford
If you don't know the kind of person I am
and I don't know the kind of person you are
7.77 10
171. Ogden Nash poet Fleas by Ogden Nash
Adam
Had'em
7.03 9
172. Christina Georgina Rossetti poet Dream Land by Christina Georgina Rossetti
Where sunless rivers weep
Their waves into the deep,
6.81 20
173. Robert William Service poet "?" by Robert William Service
If you had the choice of two women to wed,
(Though of course the idea is quite absurd)
6.26 22
174. howard simon poet ~The Power of a Tear~ by howard simon Freshman - 1,138 Points
Pounds of pain punctured my progress
Tons of trouble terminated my tranquility
9.44 437
175. John Newton poet Amazing Grace by John Newton
Amazing grace! (how sweet the sound!)
That sav'd a wretch like me!
7.42 20
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