Top 500 Poems


 

# Poet Poem User Rating Comment Count
376. 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
377. Marge Piercy poet A Work Of Artifice by Marge Piercy
The bonsai tree
in the attractive pot
6.92 7
378. Anna Akhmatova poet Everything by Anna Akhmatova
Everything’s looted, betrayed and traded,
black death’s wing’s overhead.
6.58 13
379. Ambrose Bierce poet Alone by Ambrose Bierce
In contact, lo! the flint and steel,
By sharp and flame, the thought reveal
5.87 20
380. Oliver Wendell Holmes poet A Familiar Letter by Oliver Wendell Holmes
YES, write, if you want to, there's nothing like trying;
Who knows what a treasure your casket may hold?
6.29 19
381. Kabir poet Abode Of The Beloved by Kabir
Oh Companion That Abode Is Unmatched,
Where My Complete Beloved Is.
6.34 14
382. Wallace Stevens poet Disillusionment Of Ten O'Clock by Wallace Stevens
The houses are haunted
By white night-gowns.
6.47 7
383. Dorothea Mackeller poet My Country by Dorothea Mackeller
The love of field and coppice
Of green and shaded lanes,
6.74 13
384. Emily Jane Brontë poet Come, Walk With Me by Emily Jane Brontë
Come, walk with me,
There's only thee
6.00 17
385. Allen Ginsberg poet Five A.M. by Allen Ginsberg
Elan that lifts me above the clouds
into pure space, timeless, yea eternal
6.69 6
386. Marianne Moore poet Poetry by Marianne Moore
I, too, dislike it: there are things that are important beyond all
this fiddle.
6.42 5
387. Shel Silverstein poet A Boy Named Sue by Shel Silverstein
Well, my daddy left home when I was three,
and he didn't leave much to Ma and me,
6.45 11
388. Alison Cassidy poet Wild Geese By Mary Oliver by Alison Cassidy Rookie
You do not have to be good.
You do not have to walk on your knees
8.41 17
389. Algernon Charles Swinburne poet A Ballad Of Dreamland by Algernon Charles Swinburne
I hid my heart in a nest of roses,
Out of the sun's way, hidden apart;
6.18 12
390. Sienna Harlequinn poet I Believe by Sienna Harlequinn Rookie
I believe that the sun shines after the rain
I believe if you don't get hurt you'll never gain
8.87 37
391. 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
6.88 6
392. Sir Thomas Wyatt poet Is It Possible by Sir Thomas Wyatt
Is it possible
That so high debate,
6.80 27
393. Sappho poet He Is More Than A Hero by Sappho
He is more than a hero
he is a god in my eyes--
6.05 4
394. Etheridge Knight poet A Poem For Myself by Etheridge Knight
I was born in Mississippi;
I walked barefooted thru the mud.
7.62 17
395. William Cullen Bryant poet Thanatopsis by William Cullen Bryant
To him who in the love of nature holds
Communion with her visible forms, she speaks
6.89 5
396. Kim Addonizio poet What Do Women Want? by Kim Addonizio
I want a red dress.
I want it flimsy and cheap,
8.31 12
397. Derek Walcott poet A City's Death By Fire by Derek Walcott
After that hot gospeller has levelled all but the churched sky,
I wrote the tale by tallow of a city's death by fire;
7.14 10
398. Matsuo Basho poet A Snowy Morning by Matsuo Basho
A snowy morning--
by myself,
5.45 5
399. Patrick Kavanagh poet Peace by Patrick Kavanagh
And sometimes I am sorry when the grass
Is growing over the stones in quiet hollows
5.58 5
400. Sir Henry Newbolt poet Vitaï Lampada by Sir Henry Newbolt
There's a breathless hush in the Close to-night—
Ten to make and the match to win—
7.45 5
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