Top 500 Poems


 

# Poet Poem User Rating Comment Count
76. Billy Collins poet Introduction To Poetry by Billy Collins
I ask them to take a poem
and hold it up to the light
8.81 33
77. Billy Collins poet Another Reason Why I Don'T Keep A Gun In The House by Billy Collins
The neighbors' dog will not stop barking.
He is barking the same high, rhythmic bark
8.11 25
78. Wilfred Owen poet Anthem For Doomed Youth by Wilfred Owen
What passing-bells for these who die as cattle?
Only the monstrous anger of the guns.
7.41 32
79. Dr. Antony Theodore poet If You Die Before Me by Dr. Antony Theodore Gold Star - 83,114 Points
If you die before me
I would jump down into your grave
9.48 829
80. John Keats poet When I Have Fears by John Keats

When I have fears that I may cease to be
7.14 36
81. Ernestine Northover poet Hold You In My Smile by Ernestine Northover Veteran Poet - 1,304 Points
Sweet moment, stay with me,
and pray do not flee so soon,
8.33 84
82. Walter de la Mare poet The Listeners by Walter de la Mare
"Is there anybody there?" said the Traveller,
Knocking on the moonlit door;
7.34 31
83. Chinedu Dike poet Mandela - The Immortal Icon by Chinedu Dike Gold Star - 70,538 Points
The Peace Warrior Of Mzansi, among heroes - A Colossus!
Sun Of The Nation; A rare gift of Providence.
8.80 1,188
84. William Henry Davies poet Leisure by William Henry Davies
What is this life if, full of care,
We have no time to stand and stare.
8.12 29
85. Vikram Seth poet All You Who Sleep Tonight by Vikram Seth
All you who sleep tonight
Far from the ones you love,
8.60 32
86. Henry Scott Holland poet Death Is Nothing At All by Henry Scott Holland Rookie
Death is nothing at all.
I have only slipped away to the next room.
8.27 54
87. yoonoos peerbocus poet A Baby's View Of Abortion by yoonoos peerbocus Bronze Star - 2,582 Points
I came as tomorrow
Swaddled in innocence
8.23 344
88. Ted Hughes poet Lovesong by Ted Hughes
He loved her and she loved him.
His kisses sucked out her whole past and future or tried to
8.20 26
89. William Butler Yeats poet A Drinking Song by William Butler Yeats
WINE comes in at the mouth
And love comes in at the eye;
7.41 25
90. Elizabeth Bishop poet I Am In Need Of Music by Elizabeth Bishop
I am in need of music that would flow
Over my fretful, feeling fingertips,
7.61 17
91. John Milton poet On His Blindness by John Milton
When I consider how my light is spent
Ere half my days in this dark world and wide,
6.22 29
92. Jack Prelutsky poet Be Glad Your Nose Is On Your Face by Jack Prelutsky
Be glad your nose is on your face,
not pasted on some other place,
8.10 21
93. Leo Marks poet The Life That I Have by Leo Marks
The life that I have
Is all that I have
8.79 27
94. William Carlos Williams poet The Red Wheelbarrow by William Carlos Williams
so much depends
upon
7.30 31
95. Walt Whitman poet A Child Said, What Is The Grass? by Walt Whitman
A child said, What is the grass? fetching it to me with full
hands;
6.66 25
96. Octavio Paz poet No More Clichés by Octavio Paz
Beautiful face
That like a daisy opens its petals to the sun
7.90 34
97. Spike Milligan poet Have A Nice Day by Spike Milligan
'Help, help, ' said a man. 'I'm drowning.'
'Hang on, ' said a man from the shore.
8.45 21
98. Ogden Nash poet A Word To Husbands by Ogden Nash
To keep your marriage brimming
With love in the loving cup,
7.30 19
99. Tupac Shakur poet I Cry by Tupac Shakur Rookie
Sometimes when I'm alone
I Cry,
8.85 49
100. Samuel Taylor Coleridge poet Kubla Khan by Samuel Taylor Coleridge
In Xanadu did Kubla Khan
A stately pleasure-dome decree :
7.65 29
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