Top 500 Poems


# Poet Poem User Rating Comment Count
101. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow poet A Gleam Of Sunshine by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
This is the place. Stand still, my steed,
Let me review the scene,
6.15 30
102. Ogden Nash poet A Word To Husbands by Ogden Nash
To keep your marriage brimming
With love in the loving cup,
7.30 19
103. Samuel Taylor Coleridge poet Kubla Khan by Samuel Taylor Coleridge
In Xanadu did Kubla Khan
A stately pleasure-dome decree :
7.65 29
104. Leo Marks poet The Life That I Have by Leo Marks
The life that I have
Is all that I have
8.79 27
105. 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
106. Dorothy Parker poet A Very Short Song by Dorothy Parker
Once, when I was young and true,
Someone left me sad-
7.32 29
107. Jennifer Rondeau poet Fallen Angel by Jennifer Rondeau Rookie - 146 Points
I have fallen from sky,
Fallen to the ground,
8.24 79
108. Countee Cullen poet Incident by Countee Cullen
Once riding in old Baltimore,
Heart-filled, head-filled with glee,
7.01 29
109. 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
110. Henry David Thoreau poet Friendship by Henry David Thoreau
I think awhile of Love, and while I think,
Love is to me a world,
7.30 35
111. Khalil Gibran poet A Lover's Call Xxvii by Khalil Gibran
Where are you, my beloved? Are you in that little
Paradise, watering the flowers who look upon you
7.13 23
112. Frank James Ryan Jr (FjR) poet ' Emeralds And Black Diamonds... by Frank James Ryan Jr (FjR) Gold Star - 82,732 Points
Lie down lass, with me, in sage green meadows
Your blouse flouncing open, in the teasing breeze
6.56 110
113. James Henry Leigh Hunt poet Abou Ben Adhem by James Henry Leigh Hunt
Abou Ben Adhem (may his tribe increase!)
Awoke one night from a deep dream of peace,
8.24 40
114. Gwendolyn Brooks poet The Mother by Gwendolyn Brooks
Abortions will not let you forget.
You remember the children you got that you did not get,
8.00 18
115. John Clare poet First Love by John Clare
I ne'er was struck before that hour
With love so sudden and so sweet,
7.92 31
116. Fabrizio Frosini poet Nocturnal Snowing by Fabrizio Frosini Gold Star - 137,868 Points
«Let this fluffy snow fall upon our
Dreams and make them shine! »
9.66 170
117. Theodore Roethke poet My Papa's Waltz by Theodore Roethke
The whiskey on your breath
Could make a small boy dizzy;
7.70 24
118. Christina Georgina Rossetti poet Echo by Christina Georgina Rossetti
Come to me in the silence of the night;
Come in the speaking silence of a dream;
6.70 26
119. Margaret Atwood poet A Sad Child by Margaret Atwood
You're sad because you're sad.
It's psychic. It's the age. It's chemical.
7.50 21
120. Michael Rosen poet Chocolate Cake by Michael Rosen
I love chocolate cake.
And when I was a boy
7.85 19
121. Edmund Spenser poet My Love Is Like To Ice by Edmund Spenser
My love is like to ice, and I to fire:
How comes it then that this her cold so great
6.12 45
122. Alfred Lord Tennyson poet Ulysses by Alfred Lord Tennyson
It little profits that an idle king,
By this still hearth, among these barren crags,
7.07 23
123. William Carlos Williams poet This Is Just To Say by William Carlos Williams
I have eaten
the plums
6.87 17
124. Tupac Shakur poet The Rose That Grew From Concrete by Tupac Shakur Rookie
Did you hear about the rose that grew
from a crack in the concrete?
8.49 27
125. Paul Laurence Dunbar poet Life's Tragedy by Paul Laurence Dunbar
It may be misery not to sing at all,
And to go silent through the brimming day;
7.49 27
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