Top 500 Poems


# Poet Poem User Rating Comment Count
201. Ted Kooser poet After Years by Ted Kooser
Today, from a distance, I saw you
walking away, and without a sound
8.23 12
202. Siegfried Sassoon poet Suicide In The Trenches by Siegfried Sassoon
I knew a simple soldier boy
Who grinned at life in empty joy,
8.69 8
203. Thomas Hardy poet I Need Not Go by Thomas Hardy
I need not go
Through sleet and snow
6.13 27
204. Ogden Nash poet Fleas by Ogden Nash
7.04 9
205. Rudyard Kipling poet A Child's Garden by Rudyard Kipling
R. L. Stevenson
Now there is nothing wrong with me
6.11 23
206. Dan Brown poet Lost by Dan Brown Rookie - 62 Points
Lost in a world, that scares me to death,
Lost in a crowd, I'm losing my breath.
8.76 29
207. 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
208. Sharon Olds poet The Unborn by Sharon Olds
Sometimes I can almost see, around our heads,
Like gnats around a streetlight in summer,
7.61 29
209. Linda Pastan poet Marks by Linda Pastan
My husband gives me an A
for last night's supper,
7.44 15
210. 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
211. Henry David Thoreau poet Indeed, Indeed I Cannot Tell by Henry David Thoreau
Indeed indeed, I cannot tell,
Though I ponder on it well,
7.16 23
212. Christina Georgina Rossetti poet Dream Land by Christina Georgina Rossetti
Where sunless rivers weep
Their waves into the deep,
6.85 21
213. Lewis Carroll poet The Crocodile by Lewis Carroll
How doth the little crocodile
Improve his shining tail,
7.04 18
214. Li Po poet Drinking Alone by Li Po
I take my wine jug out among the flowers
to drink alone, without friends.
7.07 27
215. John Newton poet Amazing Grace by John Newton
Amazing grace! (how sweet the sound!)
That sav'd a wretch like me!
7.44 20
216. 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
217. Lewis Carroll poet A Strange Wild Song by Lewis Carroll
He thought he saw an Elephant
That practised on a fife:
6.68 20
218. Adrian Henri poet Love Is... by Adrian Henri
Love is...
Love is feeling cold in the back of vans
6.75 20
219. Robert Browning poet Life In A Love by Robert Browning
Escape me?
6.39 23
220. Linda Pastan poet To A Daughter Leaving Home by Linda Pastan
When I taught you
at eight to ride
7.46 20
221. 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,
5.77 21
222. Andrew Marvell poet To His Coy Mistress by Andrew Marvell
Had we but World enough, and Time,
This coyness Lady were no crime.
8.36 14
223. Henry David Thoreau poet The Moon by Henry David Thoreau
Time wears her not; she doth his chariot guide;
Mortality below her orb is placed.
7.06 16
224. Marieta Maglas poet Your Words Of Love by Marieta Maglas Gold Star - 4,534 Points
I have seemingly missed your words of love,
Those words that were written in the sand
9.65 231
225. Rainer Maria Rilke poet The Panther by Rainer Maria Rilke
His vision, from the constantly passing bars,
has grown so weary that it cannot hold
6.88 12
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