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,
5.83 7
177. Carl Sandburg poet Fog by Carl Sandburg
The fog comes
on little cat feet.
7.66 5
178. Thomas Gray poet Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard by Thomas Gray
The Curfew tolls the knell of parting day,
The lowing herd wind slowly o'er the lea,
7.50 10
179. Henry David Thoreau poet Indeed, Indeed I Cannot Tell by Henry David Thoreau
Indeed indeed, I cannot tell,
Though I ponder on it well,
7.13 23
180. Lewis Carroll poet A Strange Wild Song by Lewis Carroll
He thought he saw an Elephant
That practised on a fife:
6.66 20
181. Ralph Waldo Emerson poet Good-by by Ralph Waldo Emerson
Good-by, proud world, I'm going home,
Thou'rt not my friend, and I'm not thine;
6.73 24
182. Thomas Hardy poet I Need Not Go by Thomas Hardy
I need not go
Through sleet and snow
6.12 26
183. Robert Burns poet A Man's a Man for A' That by Robert Burns
Is there for honesty poverty
That hings his head, an' a' that;
6.54 14
184. Benjamin Zephaniah poet The British by Benjamin Zephaniah
Take some Picts, Celts and Silures
And let them settle,
6.77 9
185. 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
186. Anaïs Nin poet Risk by Anaïs Nin
And then the day came,
when the risk
8.06 9
187. Benjamin Zephaniah poet Talking Turkeys! by Benjamin Zephaniah
Be nice to yu turkeys dis christmas
Cos' turkeys just wanna hav fun
7.32 6
188. Allen Ginsberg poet Father Death Blues by Allen Ginsberg
Hey Father Death, I'm flying home
Hey poor man, you're all alone
7.06 9
189. Chinedu Dike poet Mandela - The Immortal Icon by Chinedu Dike Gold Star - 13,083 Points
The Peace Warrior Of Mzansi, among heroes - A Colossus!
Sun Of The Nation; A rare gift of Providence.
8.84 272
190. Oscar Wilde poet A Vision by Oscar Wilde
Two crowned Kings, and One that stood alone
With no green weight of laurels round his head,
5.70 20
191. Christina Georgina Rossetti poet Dream Land by Christina Georgina Rossetti
Where sunless rivers weep
Their waves into the deep,
6.81 20
192. Robert Browning poet Life In A Love by Robert Browning
Escape me?
6.35 16
193. Andrew Marvell poet To His Coy Mistress by Andrew Marvell
Had we but World enough, and Time,
This coyness Lady were no crime.
8.34 9
194. Margaret Atwood poet The Moment by Margaret Atwood
The moment when, after many years
of hard work and a long voyage
8.20 6
195. Ogden Nash poet Fleas by Ogden Nash
7.03 9
196. Matthew Arnold poet A Wish by Matthew Arnold
I ask not that my bed of death
From bands of greedy heirs be free;
6.09 17
197. 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
198. Robert William Service poet A Hero by Robert William Service
Three times I had the lust to kill,
To clutch a throat so young and fair,
6.02 33
199. Sara Teasdale poet Advice to a Girl by Sara Teasdale
No one worth possessing
Can be quite possessed;
7.74 7
200. 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.
7.74 11
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