Top 500 Poems


 

# Poet Poem User Rating Comment Count
176. Sylvia Plath poet Cinderella by Sylvia Plath
The prince leans to the girl in scarlet heels,
Her green eyes slant, hair flaring in a fan
8.18 11
177. Khalil Gibran poet On Pain by Khalil Gibran
Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses
your understanding.
8.03 7
178. Elizabeth Bishop poet The Fish by Elizabeth Bishop
I caught a tremendous fish
and held him beside the boat
7.03 7
179. Robert Browning poet A Woman's Last Word by Robert Browning
I.
Let's contend no more, Love,
5.97 20
180. Li Po poet Alone Looking At The Mountain by Li Po
All the birds have flown up and gone;
A lonely cloud floats leisurely by.
6.68 34
181. 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
182. Thomas Hardy poet I Need Not Go by Thomas Hardy
I need not go
Through sleet and snow
6.12 27
183. Ted Kooser poet A Birthday Poem by Ted Kooser
Just past dawn, the sun stands
with its heavy red head
6.49 12
184. Sara Teasdale poet Advice To A Girl by Sara Teasdale
No one worth possessing
Can be quite possessed;
7.74 9
185. Nikki Giovanni poet Knoxville Tennessee by Nikki Giovanni
I always like summer
Best
6.54 8
186. Ogden Nash poet Fleas by Ogden Nash
Adam
Had'em
7.04 9
187. 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
7.33 7
188. Alfred Lord Tennyson poet The Brook by Alfred Lord Tennyson
I come from haunts of coot and hern,
I make a sudden sally
7.00 13
189. Ezra Pound poet A Girl by Ezra Pound
The tree has entered my hands,
The sap has ascended my arms,
6.07 5
190. Matthew Arnold poet Growing Old by Matthew Arnold
What is it to grow old?
Is it to lose the glory of the form,
6.12 16
191. Benjamin Zephaniah poet Dis Poetry by Benjamin Zephaniah
Dis poetry is like a riddim dat drops
De tongue fires a riddim dat shoots like shots
7.31 15
192. Sharon Olds poet The Unborn by Sharon Olds
Sometimes I can almost see, around our heads,
Like gnats around a streetlight in summer,
7.57 28
193. Linda Pastan poet To A Daughter Leaving Home by Linda Pastan
When I taught you
at eight to ride
7.45 20
194. Marieta Maglas poet Your Words Of Love by Marieta Maglas Veteran Poet - 1,148 Points
I have seemingly missed your words of love,
Those words that were written in the sand
9.65 223
195. Robert Louis Stevenson poet A Good Boy by Robert Louis Stevenson
I woke before the morning, I was happy all the day,
I never said an ugly word, but smiled and stuck to play.
6.58 17
196. Wilfred Owen poet 1914 by Wilfred Owen
War broke: and now the Winter of the world
With perishing great darkness closes in.
6.33 12
197. Christina Georgina Rossetti poet Dream Land by Christina Georgina Rossetti
Where sunless rivers weep
Their waves into the deep,
6.82 20
198. Benjamin Zephaniah poet Talking Turkeys! by Benjamin Zephaniah
Be nice to yu turkeys dis christmas
Cos' turkeys just wanna hav fun
7.34 6
199. Rudyard Kipling poet A Child's Garden by Rudyard Kipling
R. L. Stevenson
Now there is nothing wrong with me
6.08 17
200. Anaïs Nin poet Risk by Anaïs Nin
And then the day came,
when the risk
8.06 9
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