Top 500 Poems


 

# Poet Poem User Rating Comment Count
201. 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
202. Christina Georgina Rossetti poet Dream Land by Christina Georgina Rossetti
Where sunless rivers weep
Their waves into the deep,
6.82 20
203. Linda Pastan poet Marks by Linda Pastan
My husband gives me an A
for last night's supper,
7.44 16
204. Linda Pastan poet To A Daughter Leaving Home by Linda Pastan
When I taught you
at eight to ride
7.45 20
205. 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;
7.45 7
206. 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.
7.69 11
207. Robert Browning poet A Pretty Woman by Robert Browning
I.
That fawn-skin-dappled hair of hers,
5.60 14
208. Lewis Carroll poet A Strange Wild Song by Lewis Carroll
He thought he saw an Elephant
That practised on a fife:
6.66 20
209. Gary Soto poet A Red Palm by Gary Soto
You're in this dream of cotton plants.
You raise a hoe, swing, and the first weeds
7.23 8
210. 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
211. Ted Kooser poet A Birthday Poem by Ted Kooser
Just past dawn, the sun stands
with its heavy red head
6.49 12
212. Rudyard Kipling poet A Child's Garden by Rudyard Kipling
R. L. Stevenson
Now there is nothing wrong with me
6.08 17
213. Edwin Muir poet The Horses by Edwin Muir
Barely a twelvemonth after
The seven days war that put the world to sleep,
7.81 24
214. Alfred Edward Housman poet Here Dead We Lie by Alfred Edward Housman
Here dead we lie
Because we did not choose
6.53 24
215. Ralph Waldo Emerson poet Fate by Ralph Waldo Emerson
Deep in the man sits fast his fate
To mould his fortunes, mean or great:
6.59 18
216. Li Po poet Drinking Alone by Li Po
I take my wine jug out among the flowers
to drink alone, without friends.
7.01 25
217. Lewis Carroll poet The Crocodile by Lewis Carroll
How doth the little crocodile
Improve his shining tail,
7.00 14
218. Edna St. Vincent Millay poet Conscientious Objector by Edna St. Vincent Millay
I shall die, but
that is all that I shall do for Death.
5.47 11
219. 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
220. 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
221. Rudyard Kipling poet A Code of Morals by Rudyard Kipling
Now Jones had left his new-wed bride to keep his house in order,
And hied away to the Hurrum Hills above the Afghan border,
5.70 21
222. Ronberge (anno primo) poet Ah Love by Ronberge (anno primo) Rookie
What is it with Love
That makes me
7.22 48
223. Margaret Atwood poet Helen of Troy Does Countertop Dancing by Margaret Atwood
The world is full of women
who'd tell me I should be ashamed of myself
8.35 8
224. 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
225. 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
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