Top 500 Poems


 

# Poet Poem User Rating Comment Count
151. Lucille Clifton poet Homage To My Hips by Lucille Clifton
these hips are big hips.
they need space to
8.22 26
152. Marieta Maglas poet Latina Time by Marieta Maglas Bronze Star - 2,578 Points
This game is the way in which slaughter becomes an end in itself.
Acta est fabula plaudite
9.39 529
153. Christopher Marlowe poet Who Ever Loved That Loved Not At First Sight? by Christopher Marlowe
It lies not in our power to love or hate,
For will in us is overruled by fate.
7.00 18
154. Khalil Gibran poet On Pain by Khalil Gibran
Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses
your understanding.
8.10 11
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
6.12 13
156. 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.
7.42 29
157. Patrick Kavanagh poet On Raglan Road by Patrick Kavanagh
On Raglan Road on an autumn day I met her first and knew
That her dark hair would weave a snare that I might one day rue;
7.38 16
158. Gwendolyn Brooks poet To Be In Love by Gwendolyn Brooks
To be in love
Is to touch with a lighter hand.
7.97 9
159. Oscar Wilde poet Her Voice by Oscar Wilde
THE wild bee reels from bough to bough
With his furry coat and his gauzy wing.
6.83 28
160. Alice Walker poet Expect Nothing by Alice Walker
Expect nothing. Live frugally
On surprise.
7.59 19
161. Robert Louis Stevenson poet The Swing by Robert Louis Stevenson
How do you like to go up in a swing,
Up in the air so blue?
7.03 24
162. Rainer Maria Rilke poet A Walk by Rainer Maria Rilke
My eyes already touch the sunny hill.
going far ahead of the road I have begun.
5.83 10
163. Naseer Ahmed Nasir poet Internally Displaced Persons (Idps) by Naseer Ahmed Nasir Rookie - 51 Points
They leave their homes
Unwillingly forced
9.57 537
164. Thomas Hardy poet A Broken Appointment by Thomas Hardy
You did not come,
And marching Time drew on, and wore me numb.
6.33 17
165. Carl Sandburg poet Fog by Carl Sandburg
The fog comes
on little cat feet.
7.64 9
166. Rabindranath Tagore poet Clouds And Waves by Rabindranath Tagore
Mother, the folk who live up in the clouds call out to me-
"We play from the time we wake till the day ends.
6.73 21
167. 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
7.76 11
168. John Masefield poet Sea Fever by John Masefield
I must go down to the seas again, to the lonely sea and the sky,
And all I ask is a tall ship and a star to steer her by,
7.91 34
169. 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
7.93 16
170. Judith Viorst poet If I Were In Charge Of The World by Judith Viorst
If I were in charge of the world
I'd cancel oatmeal,
8.17 10
171. Hilaire Belloc poet Tarantella by Hilaire Belloc
Do you remember an Inn,
Miranda?
6.72 22
172. Benjamin Zephaniah poet Talking Turkeys! by Benjamin Zephaniah
Be nice to yu turkeys dis christmas
Cos' turkeys just wanna hav fun
7.33 10
173. Edwin Arlington Robinson poet A Happy Man by Edwin Arlington Robinson
When these graven lines you see,
Traveller, do not pity me;
6.24 35
174. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow poet The Arrow And The Song by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
I shot an arrow into the air,
It fell to earth, I knew not where;
6.48 9
175. Dorothy Parker poet A Dream Lies Dead by Dorothy Parker
A dream lies dead here. May you softly go
Before this place, and turn away your eyes,
7.42 12
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