Top 500 Poems


# Poet Poem User Rating Comment Count
176. Mewlana Jalaluddin Rumi poet A Moment Of Happiness by Mewlana Jalaluddin Rumi
A moment of happiness,
you and I sitting on the verandah,
6.12 23
177. Naseer Ahmed Nasir poet Internally Displaced Persons (Idps) by Naseer Ahmed Nasir Freshman - 519 Points
They leave their homes
Unwillingly forced
9.57 536
178. George Gordon Byron poet She Walks In Beauty by George Gordon Byron
She walks in Beauty, like the night
Of cloudless climes and starry skies;
7.73 26
179. 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
180. 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
181. Alice Walker poet Expect Nothing by Alice Walker
Expect nothing. Live frugally
On surprise.
7.59 19
182. Ezra Pound poet In A Station Of The Metro by Ezra Pound
The apparition of these faces in the crowd;
petals on a wet, black bough.
7.79 19
183. 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.
6.33 20
184. Charles Baudelaire poet Be Drunk by Charles Baudelaire
You have to be always drunk. That's all there is to it--it's the
only way. So as not to feel the horrible burden of time that breaks
6.64 11
185. 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 30
186. Nikki Giovanni poet Knoxville Tennessee by Nikki Giovanni
I always like summer
6.56 13
187. Ted Kooser poet A Birthday Poem by Ted Kooser
Just past dawn, the sun stands
with its heavy red head
6.51 14
188. Robert Browning poet A Woman's Last Word by Robert Browning
Let's contend no more, Love,
5.99 21
189. William Carlos Williams poet A Sort Of A Song by William Carlos Williams
Let the snake wait under
his weed
5.89 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,
6.13 17
191. Samuel Taylor Coleridge poet The Suicide's Argument by Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Ere the birth of my life, if I wished it or no
No question was asked me--it could not be so !
6.81 33
192. 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
7.28 15
193. Ogden Nash poet Fleas by Ogden Nash
7.04 9
194. Alfred Lord Tennyson poet Crossing The Bar by Alfred Lord Tennyson
Sunset and evening star,
And one clear call for me!
6.30 12
195. Lewis Carroll poet A Strange Wild Song by Lewis Carroll
He thought he saw an Elephant
That practised on a fife:
6.68 20
196. 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
197. Ted Kooser poet After Years by Ted Kooser
Today, from a distance, I saw you
walking away, and without a sound
8.23 12
198. Ezra Pound poet A Girl by Ezra Pound
The tree has entered my hands,
The sap has ascended my arms,
6.13 5
199. Anaïs Nin poet Risk by Anaïs Nin
And then the day came,
when the risk
8.07 13
200. Edna St. Vincent Millay poet Love Is Not All by Edna St. Vincent Millay
Love is not all: it is not meat nor drink
Nor slumber nor a roof against the rain;
7.47 8
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