Top 500 Poems


 

# Poet Poem User Rating Comment Count
326. 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
327. Anne Bradstreet poet To My Dear And Loving Husband by Anne Bradstreet
If ever two were one, then surely we.
If ever man were lov'd by wife, then thee.
6.71 8
328. Dorothea Mackeller poet My Country by Dorothea Mackeller
The love of field and coppice
Of green and shaded lanes,
6.74 11
329. Sylvia Plath poet A Birthday Present by Sylvia Plath
What is this, behind this veil, is it ugly, is it beautiful?
It is shimmering, has it breasts, has it edges?
6.92 6
330. Rupert Brooke poet 1914 Iv: The Dead by Rupert Brooke
These hearts were woven of human joys and cares,
Washed marvellously with sorrow, swift to mirth.
6.66 11
331. Christopher Marlowe poet Hero And Leander by Christopher Marlowe
It lies not in our power to love or hate,
For will in us is over-rul'd by fate.
6.79 13
332. Edward Lear poet How Pleasant To Know Mr. Lear by Edward Lear
How pleasant to know Mr. Lear,
Who has written such volumes of stuff.
5.99 9
333. Sir Thomas Wyatt poet Is It Possible by Sir Thomas Wyatt
Is it possible
That so high debate,
6.80 27
334. Tony Harrison poet Long Distance Ii by Tony Harrison
Though my mother was already two years dead
Dad kept her slippers warming by the gas,
6.87 7
335. Matsuo Basho poet A Bee by Matsuo Basho
A bee
staggers out
6.60 9
336. Sylvia Plath poet Ariel by Sylvia Plath
Stasis in darkness.
Then the substanceless blue
7.62 9
337. Robert Lowell poet The Old Flame by Robert Lowell
My old flame, my wife!
Remember our lists of birds?
6.04 18
338. Sharon Olds poet The Victims by Sharon Olds
When Mother divorced you, we were glad. She took it and
took it in silence, all those years and then
6.87 6
339. Wislawa Szymborska poet Under One Small Star by Wislawa Szymborska
My apologies to chance for calling it necessity.
My apologies to necessity if I'm mistaken, after all.
9.24 10
340. 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
341. Ambrose Bierce poet Alone by Ambrose Bierce
In contact, lo! the flint and steel,
By sharp and flame, the thought reveal
5.87 19
342. Seamus Heaney poet Digging by Seamus Heaney Rookie
Between my finger and my thumb
The squat pen rests; snug as a gun.
7.64 12
343. Walter de la Mare poet Some One by Walter de la Mare
Some one came knocking
At my wee, small door;
7.25 9
344. Matsuo Basho poet Autumn Moonlight by Matsuo Basho
Autumn moonlight--
a worm digs silently
6.18 10
345. 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
346. James Whitcomb Riley poet Little Orphant Annie by James Whitcomb Riley
To all the little children: -- The happy ones; and sad ones;
The sober and the silent ones; the boisterous and glad ones;
6.75 14
347. Jack Kerouac poet Haiku (The Taste...) by Jack Kerouac
The taste
of rain
—Why kneel?
7.27 17
348. Alfred Edward Housman poet Along The Field As We Came By by Alfred Edward Housman
ALONG the field as we came by
A year ago, my love and I,
6.02 15
349. Octavio Paz poet Between Going And Coming by Octavio Paz
Between going and staying
the day wavers,
7.53 9
350. Allen Steble poet (there's A Fire Burning In My Eyes) by Allen Steble Rookie - 110 Points
Even the impossible can be done
because i believe it can
8.13 142
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