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
8.34 1,143
2. Robert Frost poet The Road Not Taken by Robert Frost
Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
9.12 612
3. Pablo Neruda poet If You Forget Me by Pablo Neruda
I want you to know
one thing.
8.53 510
4. Langston Hughes poet Dreams by Langston Hughes
Hold fast to dreams
For if dreams die
8.30 357
5. Edgar Allan Poe poet Annabel Lee by Edgar Allan Poe
It was many and many a year ago,
In a kingdom by the sea,
9.06 402
6. 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;
9.03 381
7. Roald Dahl poet Television by Roald Dahl
The most important thing we've learned,
So far as children are concerned,
8.32 190
8. William Ernest Henley poet Invictus by William Ernest Henley
Out of the night that covers me,
Black as the Pit from pole to pole,
9.26 312
9. 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.
9.33 151
10. 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.
8.39 124
11. 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;
8.86 150
12. Emily Dickinson poet Hope Is The Thing With Feathers by Emily Dickinson
'Hope' is the thing with feathers—
That perches in the soul—
7.98 143
13. William Blake poet A Poison Tree by William Blake
I was angry with my friend:
I told my wrath, my wrath did end.
7.95 153
14. 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,
8.27 173
15. 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;
7.75 146
16. Alfred Noyes poet The Highwayman by Alfred Noyes
PART ONE
I
8.99 173
17. Roger McGough poet Let Me Die A Youngman's Death by Roger McGough
Let me die a youngman's death
not a clean and inbetween
8.08 67
18. Walt Whitman poet O Captain! My Captain! by Walt Whitman

O CAPTAIN! my Captain! our fearful trip is done;
8.46 103
19. Howard Simon poet ~i Choose The Mountain~ by Howard Simon Gold Star - 18,419 Points
The low lands call
I am tempted to answer
9.06 870
20. Charles Bukowski poet Alone With Everybody by Charles Bukowski
the flesh covers the bone
and they put a mind
7.57 55
21. John Donne poet No Man Is An Island by John Donne
No man is an island,
Entire of itself,
7.80 65
22. Spike Milligan poet On The Ning Nang Nong by Spike Milligan
On the Ning Nang Nong
Where the Cows go Bong!
8.47 57
23. Elizabeth Barrett Browning poet How Do I Love Thee? by Elizabeth Barrett Browning
How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.
I love thee to the depth and breadth and height
7.88 52
24. John Keats poet A Thing Of Beauty (Endymion) by John Keats
A thing of beauty is a joy for ever:
Its lovliness increases; it will never
7.45 77
25. Christina Georgina Rossetti poet Remember by Christina Georgina Rossetti
Remember me when I am gone away,
Gone far away into the silent land;
7.56 61
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