Top 500 Poems


 

# Poet Poem User Rating Comment Count
451. Oliver Wendell Holmes poet Sun And Shadow by Oliver Wendell Holmes
As I look from the isle, o'er its billows of green,
To the billows of foam-crested blue,
6.18 15
452. Dr. Antony Theodore poet I Am Your Baby Mum by Dr. Antony Theodore Gold Star - 100,692 Points
I am your baby Mum.
I did not come on my own Mum.
9.66 241
453. Tony Hoagland poet Lucky by Tony Hoagland
If you are lucky in this life,
you will get to help your enemy
6.80 18
454. Robert Graves poet A Dead Boche by Robert Graves
To you who’d read my songs of War
And only hear of blood and fame,
5.43 8
455. Michael Shepherd poet ! A Grief Ago by Michael Shepherd Rookie
'There is no grief
which time does not lessen
5.57 34
456. Gwen Harwood poet In The Park by Gwen Harwood
She sits in the park. Her clothes are out of date.
Two children whine and bicker, tug her skirt.
6.37 12
457. Denise Levertov poet What Were They Like? by Denise Levertov
Did the people of Viet Nam
use lanterns of stone?
5.82 2
458. Thomas Stearns Eliot poet Ash Wednesday by Thomas Stearns Eliot
I
Because I do not hope to turn again
9.45 21
459. Nizar Qabbani poet Language by Nizar Qabbani
When a man is in love
how can he use old words?
6.23 8
460. George Gordon Byron poet There Is Pleasure In The Pathless Woods by George Gordon Byron
There is a pleasure in the pathless woods,
There is a rapture on the lonely shore,
6.79 13
461. 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
462. Brandi Young poet Death by Brandi Young Rookie
Death is forever
So don't flirt with suicide
7.86 29
463. David Harris poet Just Beyond The Sunset by David Harris Gold Star - 4,611 Points
Just beyond the sunset
Someone waits for me
8.93 45
464. Lawrence Ferlinghetti poet Constantly Risking Absurdity by Lawrence Ferlinghetti
Constantly risking absurdity
and death
7.74 6
465. Mahmoud Darwish poet I Come From There by Mahmoud Darwish
I come from there and I have memories
Born as mortals are, I have a mother
7.39 9
466. Anna Akhmatova poet I Taught Myself To Live Simply by Anna Akhmatova
I taught myself to live simply and wisely,
to look at the sky and pray to God,
6.00 6
467. Robert Lowell poet "To Speak Of Woe That Is In Marriage&Quot; by Robert Lowell
"The hot night makes us keep our bedroom windows open.
Our magnolia blossoms.Life begins to happen.
6.89 9
468. 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
6.03 12
469. Wislawa Szymborska poet Some Like Poetry by Wislawa Szymborska
Some -
thus not all. Not even the majority of all but the minority.
7.21 13
470. Henry Van Dyke poet Time Is by Henry Van Dyke
Time is
Too Slow for those who Wait,
6.34 12
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,
7.21 10
472. Carolyn Forché poet The Colonel by Carolyn Forché
What you have heard is true. I was in his house.
His wife carried a tray of coffee and sugar. His
6.42 18
473. Nizar Qabbani poet Every Time I Kiss You by Nizar Qabbani
Every time I kiss you
After a long separation
6.42 3
474. 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 4
475. Joyce Kilmer poet Stars by Joyce Kilmer
(For the Rev. James J. Daly, S. J.)
Bright stars, yellow stars, flashing through the air,
6.76 16
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