Top 500 Poems


 

# Poet Poem User Rating Comment Count
301. Edmund Spenser poet Ice And Fire by Edmund Spenser
My love is like to ice, and I to fire:
How comes it then that this her cold so great
7.03 16
302. Seamus Heaney poet Blackberry-Picking by Seamus Heaney Rookie
Late August, given heavy rain and sun
For a full week, the blackberries would ripen.
7.44 11
303. Geoffrey Chaucer poet Rondel Of Merciless Beauty by Geoffrey Chaucer
Your two great eyes will slay me suddenly;
Their beauty shakes me who was once serene;
7.01 19
304. Federico García Lorca poet City That Does Not Sleep by Federico García Lorca
In the sky there is nobody asleep. Nobody, nobody.
Nobody is asleep.
6.63 7
305. James Weldon Johnson poet The Creation by James Weldon Johnson
And God stepped out on space,
And he looked around and said:
9.31 8
306. Shel Silverstein poet Where The Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein
There is a place where the sidewalk ends
and before the street begins,
5.98 5
307. Jimmy Santiago Baca poet Who Understands Me But Me by Jimmy Santiago Baca
They turn the water off, so I live without water,
they build walls higher, so I live without treetops,
9.05 13
308. Sarojini Naidu poet Palanquin Bearers by Sarojini Naidu
Lightly, O lightly we bear her along,
She sways like a flower in the wind of our song;
7.27 10
309. Sara Teasdale poet There Will Come Soft Rain by Sara Teasdale
There will come soft rain and the smell of the ground,
And swallows circling with their shimmering sound;
8.73 13
310. William Stafford poet Ask Me by William Stafford
Some time when the river is ice ask me
mistakes I have made. Ask me whether
7.33 5
311. Oliver Wendell Holmes poet A Familiar Letter by Oliver Wendell Holmes
YES, write, if you want to, there's nothing like trying;
Who knows what a treasure your casket may hold?
6.29 19
312. Alfred Edward Housman poet Be Still, My Soul, Be Still by Alfred Edward Housman
Be still, my soul, be still; the arms you bear are brittle,
Earth and high heaven are fixt of old and founded strong.
6.02 16
313. Ernest Hemingway poet Advice To A Son by Ernest Hemingway
Never trust a white man,
Never kill a Jew,
6.40 23
314. Rupert Brooke poet 1914 I: Peace by Rupert Brooke
Now, God be thanked Who has watched us with His hour,
And caught our youth, and wakened us from sleeping,
6.35 13
315. Henry Lawson poet After All by Henry Lawson

The brooding ghosts of Australian night have gone from the bush and town;
6.73 14
316. Amy Louise Kerswell poet God It Hurts by Amy Louise Kerswell Rookie - 26 Points
I said 'God it hurts'
And God said 'I Know'
9.51 38
317. Richard Wilbur poet Boy At The Window by Richard Wilbur
Seeing the snowman standing all alone
In dusk and cold is more than he can bear.
7.76 14
318. Alexander Pope poet Summer by Alexander Pope
See what delights in sylvan scenes appear!
Descending Gods have found Elysium here.
6.73 16
319. Seamus Heaney poet Mid-Term Break by Seamus Heaney Rookie
I sat all morning in the college sick bay
Counting bells knelling classes to a close.
7.63 8
320. Antonio Machado poet Last Night As I Was Sleeping by Antonio Machado
Last night as I was sleeping,
I dreamt—marvelous error!—
7.38 11
321. Charles Kingsley poet A Farewell by Charles Kingsley
I
My fairest child, I have no song to give you;
5.87 24
322. James Arlington Wright poet A Blessing by James Arlington Wright
Just off the highway to Rochester, Minnesota,
Twilight bounds softly forth on the grass.
7.41 10
323. Ernest Lawrence Thayer poet Casey At The Bat by Ernest Lawrence Thayer
The outlook wasn't brilliant for the Mudville nine that day;
The score stood four to two, with but one inning more to play,
7.97 9
324. Ted Hughes poet Wind by Ted Hughes
This house has been far out at sea all night,
The woods crashing through darkness, the booming hills,
7.72 10
325. Jorge Luis Borges poet Instants by Jorge Luis Borges
If I could live again my life,
In the next - I'll try,
8.51 13
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