Top 500 Poems


 

# Poet Poem User Rating Comment Count
451. Amy Lowell poet Patterns by Amy Lowell
I walk down the garden-paths,
And all the daffodils
6.89 7
452. Siegfried Sassoon poet Attack by Siegfried Sassoon
AT dawn the ridge emerges massed and dun
In the wild purple of the glow'ring sun,
5.67 4
453. Anne Bradstreet poet In Reference To Her Children by Anne Bradstreet
I had eight birds hatched in one nest,
Four cocks there were, and hens the rest.
6.22 12
454. Anna Akhmatova poet Everything by Anna Akhmatova
Everything’s looted, betrayed and traded,
black death’s wing’s overhead.
6.51 7
455. Andre Breton poet Freedom Of Love by Andre Breton
(Translated from the French by Edouard Rodti)
My wife with the hair of a wood fire
5.95 10
456. Denise Levertov poet What Were They Like? by Denise Levertov
Did the people of Viet Nam
use lanterns of stone?
5.84 2
457. Eugene Field poet Little Boy Blue by Eugene Field
The little toy dog is covered with dust,
But sturdy and stanch he stands;
6.70 10
458. Charles Simic poet Against Winter by Charles Simic
The truth is dark under your eyelids.
What are you going to do about it?
8.23 10
459. Dorothea Mackeller poet My Country by Dorothea Mackeller
The love of field and coppice
Of green and shaded lanes,
6.74 11
460. Mirza Ghalib poet It Is Not Love It Is Madness by Mirza Ghalib
(You say) It is not love, it is madness
My madness may be the cause of your fame
5.69 13
461. Theodore Roethke poet In A Dark Time by Theodore Roethke
In a dark time, the eye begins to see,
I meet my shadow in the deepening shade;
7.58 3
462. Lucille Clifton poet Poem In Praise Of Menstruation by Lucille Clifton
if there is a river
more beautiful than this
6.68 8
463. Robert Herrick poet To The Virgins, Make Much Of Time by Robert Herrick
Gather ye rose-buds while ye may:
Old Time is still a-flying;
7.67 7
464. Brian Patten poet When You Wake Tomorrow by Brian Patten
I will give you a poem when you wake tomorrow.
It will be a peaceful poem.
8.52 6
465. Matsuo Basho poet A Snowy Morning by Matsuo Basho
A snowy morning--
by myself,
5.41 2
466. Michael Shepherd poet ! A Grief Ago by Michael Shepherd Rookie
'There is no grief
which time does not lessen
5.57 33
467. Felicia Dorothea Hemans poet Casabianca by Felicia Dorothea Hemans
The boy stood on the burning deck
Whence all but he had fled;
6.24 11
468. Vijay Sai poet A Desperate Cry by Vijay Sai Rookie - 465 Points
God's creation
Blessed to be born in this world
8.43 185
469. Sayeed Abubakar poet A Strange Boy by Sayeed Abubakar Gold Star - 10,782 Points
An innocent boy leaving the lap of mother
opened his fearful eyes in the war-trodden world
5.78 42
470. Lisel Mueller poet Monet Refuses The Operation by Lisel Mueller
Doctor, you say there are no haloes
around the streetlights in Paris
8.03 19
471. James Joyce poet All Day I Hear The Noise Of Waters by James Joyce
All day I hear the noise of waters
Making moan,
7.20 7
472. George Herbert poet Affliction by George Herbert
When thou didst entice to thee my heart,
I thought the service brave:
5.82 9
473. Nizar Qabbani poet Language by Nizar Qabbani
When a man is in love
how can he use old words?
6.25 7
474. Vikram Seth poet Round And Round by Vikram Seth
After a long and wretched flight
That stretched from daylight into night,
6.47 9
475. Louise Gluck poet A Fantasy by Louise Gluck
I'll tell you something: every day
people are dying. And that's just the beginning.
7.34 11
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