Top 500 Poems


 

# Poet Poem User Rating Comment Count
1. Maya Angelou poet Phenomenal Woman by Maya Angelou
Pretty women wonder where my secret lies.
I'm not cute or built to suit a fashion model's size
8.35 945
2. Maya Angelou poet Still I Rise by Maya Angelou
You may write me down in history
With your bitter, twisted lies,
8.72 626
3. Robert Frost poet The Road Not Taken by Robert Frost
Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
9.12 482
4. Pablo Neruda poet If You Forget Me by Pablo Neruda
I want you to know
one thing.
8.51 396
5. Langston Hughes poet Dreams by Langston Hughes
Hold fast to dreams
For if dreams die
8.28 283
6. Edgar Allan Poe poet Annabel Lee by Edgar Allan Poe
It was many and many a year ago,
In a kingdom by the sea,
9.05 335
7. Maya Angelou poet Caged Bird by Maya Angelou
The free bird leaps
on the back of the wind
9.03 280
8. Rudyard Kipling poet If by Rudyard Kipling
If you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you;
9.03 282
9. Robert Frost poet Stopping By Woods On A Snowy Evening by Robert Frost
Whose woods these are I think I know.
His house is in the village, though;
9.20 205
10. Edgar Allan Poe poet A Dream Within A Dream by Edgar Allan Poe
Take this kiss upon the brow!
And, in parting from you now,
8.74 214
11. William Ernest Henley poet Invictus by William Ernest Henley
Out of the night that covers me,
Black as the Pit from pole to pole,
9.26 270
12. Pablo Neruda poet I Do Not Love You Except Because I Love You by Pablo Neruda
I do not love you except because I love you;
I go from loving to not loving you,
7.77 159
13. Roald Dahl poet Television by Roald Dahl
The most important thing we've learned,
So far as children are concerned,
8.30 150
14. Robert Frost poet Fire And Ice by Robert Frost
Some say the world will end in fire,
Some say in ice.
8.80 173
15. Langston Hughes poet As I Grew Older by Langston Hughes
It was a long time ago.
I have almost forgotten my dream.
7.67 100
16. Mary Elizabeth Frye poet Do Not Stand At My Grave And Weep by Mary Elizabeth Frye
Do not stand at my grave and weep
I am not there. I do not sleep.
9.32 95
17. Edgar Allan Poe poet Alone by Edgar Allan Poe
From childhood's hour I have not been
As others were; I have not seen
8.78 184
18. Dylan Thomas poet Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night by Dylan Thomas
Do not go gentle into that good night,
Old age should burn and rave at close of day;
8.81 112
19. Pablo Neruda poet Don'T Go Far Off by Pablo Neruda
Don't go far off, not even for a day, because --
because -- I don't know how to say it: a day is long
8.17 80
20. Jenny Joseph poet Warning by Jenny Joseph
When I am an old woman I shall wear purple
With a red hat which doesn't go, and doesn't suit me.
8.38 97
21. Emily Dickinson poet Hope' Is The Thing With Feathers by Emily Dickinson
'Hope' is the thing with feathers—
That perches in the soul—
7.93 101
22. William Blake poet A Poison Tree by William Blake
I was angry with my friend:
I told my wrath, my wrath did end.
7.86 107
23. William Wordsworth poet I Wandered Lonely As A Cloud (Daffodils) by William Wordsworth
I wandered lonely as a cloud
That floats on high o'er vales and hills,
8.19 115
24. William Shakespeare poet All The World's A Stage by William Shakespeare
All the world's a stage,
And all the men and women merely players;
7.61 79
25. Langston Hughes poet Mother To Son by Langston Hughes
Well, son, I'll tell you:
Life for me ain't been no crystal stair.
8.68 47
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