Top 500 Poems


 

# Poet Poem User Rating Comment Count
251. Carl Sandburg poet Chicago by Carl Sandburg
Hog Butcher for the World,
Tool Maker, Stacker of Wheat,
7.34 11
252. John Ronald Reuel Tolkien poet I Sit And Think by John Ronald Reuel Tolkien
I sit beside the fire and think
of all that I have seen,
8.45 9
253. Carl Sandburg poet Arithmetic by Carl Sandburg
Arithmetic is where numbers fly like pigeons in and out of your
    head.
5.99 10
254. Oscar Wilde poet Flower Of Love by Oscar Wilde
Sweet, I blame you not, for mine the fault was, had I not been made of common
clay
6.90 14
255. Omar Khayyam poet The Rubaiyat Of Omar Khayyam by Omar Khayyam
<i>Translated into English in 1859 by Edward FitzGerald</i>
I.
7.56 6
256. Ralph Waldo Emerson poet Give All To Love by Ralph Waldo Emerson
Give all to love;
Obey thy heart;
6.55 15
257. Nooruddeen Mathilakathveetil poet Smudge Of Blood by Nooruddeen Mathilakathveetil Rookie - 15 Points
Here, this smudge of blood,
Of a tender boy of eleven,
9.36 513
258. Alfred Edward Housman poet To An Athlete Dying Young by Alfred Edward Housman
The time you won your town the race
We chaired you through the market-place;
7.67 16
259. Patrick Kavanagh poet In Memory Of My Mother by Patrick Kavanagh
I do not think of you lying in the wet clay
Of a Monaghan graveyard; I see
6.51 10
260. William Stafford poet A Ritual To Read To Each Other by William Stafford
If you don't know the kind of person I am
and I don't know the kind of person you are
7.76 11
261. 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,
6.97 15
262. Linda Pastan poet Marks by Linda Pastan
My husband gives me an A
for last night's supper,
7.44 16
263. Thomas Gray poet Elegy Written In A Country Churchyard by Thomas Gray
The Curfew tolls the knell of parting day,
The lowing herd wind slowly o'er the lea,
7.51 18
264. Nikki Giovanni poet Balances by Nikki Giovanni
In life
one is always
7.95 15
265. James Arlington Wright poet A Blessing by James Arlington Wright
Just off the highway to Rochester, Minnesota,
Twilight bounds softly forth on the grass.
7.46 20
266. T. S. Eliot poet The Love Song Of J. Alfred Prufrock by T. S. Eliot
S'io credesse che mia risposta fosse
A persona che mai tornasse al mondo,
9.33 18
267. Allen Ginsberg poet Father Death Blues by Allen Ginsberg
Hey Father Death, I'm flying home
Hey poor man, you're all alone
7.13 9
268. Henry David Thoreau poet Indeed, Indeed I Cannot Tell by Henry David Thoreau
Indeed indeed, I cannot tell,
Though I ponder on it well,
7.16 24
269. Constantine P. Cavafy poet Ithaca by Constantine P. Cavafy
When you set out for Ithaka
ask that your way be long,
7.36 11
270. Emily Jane Brontë poet I Am The Only Being Whose Doom by Emily Jane Brontë
I am the only being whose doom
No tongue would ask no eye would mourn
6.55 19
271. Hilaire Belloc poet George by Hilaire Belloc
Who played with a Dangerous Toy, and suffered a Catastrophe of considerable Dimensions
When George's Grandmamma was told
7.05 21
272. 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;
7.17 28
273. John Masefield poet Cargoes by John Masefield
QUINQUIREME of Nineveh from distant Ophir,
Rowing home to haven in sunny Palestine,
7.75 15
274. Rudyard Kipling poet A Code Of Morals by Rudyard Kipling
Now Jones had left his new-wed bride to keep his house in order,
And hied away to the Hurrum Hills above the Afghan border,
5.78 24
275. Ella Wheeler Wilcox poet "It Might Have Been" by Ella Wheeler Wilcox
We will be what we could be. Do not say,
"It might have been, had not this, or that, or this."
5.82 9
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