Top 500 Poems


 

# Poet Poem User Rating Comment Count
26. Langston Hughes poet Mother To Son by Langston Hughes
Well, son, I'll tell you:
Life for me ain't been no crystal stair.
8.70 78
27. Alfred Noyes poet The Highwayman by Alfred Noyes
PART ONE
I
8.99 177
28. Walt Whitman poet O Captain! My Captain! by Walt Whitman

O CAPTAIN! my Captain! our fearful trip is done;
8.45 114
29. Charles Bukowski poet A Smile To Remember by Charles Bukowski
we had goldfish and they circled around and around
in the bowl on the table near the heavy drapes
7.35 70
30. Charles Bukowski poet Alone With Everybody by Charles Bukowski
the flesh covers the bone
and they put a mind
7.57 58
31. John Donne poet No Man Is An Island by John Donne
No man is an island,
Entire of itself,
7.81 74
32. Howard Simon poet ~ I Choose The Mountain~ by Howard Simon Gold Star - 19,285 Points
The low lands call
I am tempted to answer
9.06 886
33. Emily Dickinson poet "Why Do I Love" You, Sir? by Emily Dickinson
480
"Why do I love" You, Sir?
6.47 75
34. Spike Milligan poet On The Ning Nang Nong by Spike Milligan
On the Ning Nang Nong
Where the Cows go Bong!
8.47 61
35. John Keats poet A Thing Of Beauty (Endymion) by John Keats
A thing of beauty is a joy for ever:
Its lovliness increases; it will never
7.49 87
36. Roger McGough poet The Lesson by Roger McGough
Chaos ruled OK in the classroom
as bravely the teacher walked in
7.91 98
37. Elizabeth Barrett Browning poet How Do I Love Thee? by Elizabeth Barrett Browning
How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.
I love thee to the depth and breadth and height
7.88 55
38. Christina Georgina Rossetti poet Remember by Christina Georgina Rossetti
Remember me when I am gone away,
Gone far away into the silent land;
7.58 65
39. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow poet A Psalm Of Life by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Tell me not, in mournful numbers,
Life is but an empty dream!
7.35 72
40. yoonoos peerbocus poet A Hint At What Is Beautiful? by yoonoos peerbocus Gold Star - 5,536 Points
Beautiful is the 'thank you'
Wrapped with gratitude,
8.67 646
41. Percy Bysshe Shelley poet Ozymandias by Percy Bysshe Shelley
I met a traveller from an antique land
Who said: `Two vast and trunkless legs of stone
8.37 75
42. William Shakespeare poet A Fairy Song by William Shakespeare
Over hill, over dale,
Thorough bush, thorough brier,
7.33 100
43. Roald Dahl poet The Pig by Roald Dahl
In England once there lived a big
And wonderfully clever pig.
8.24 47
44. Wilfred Owen poet Dulce Et Decorum Est by Wilfred Owen
Bent double, like old beggars under sacks,
Knock-kneed, coughing like hags, we cursed through sludge,
8.36 48
45. Emily Dickinson poet "Faith" Is A Fine Invention by Emily Dickinson
185
"Faith" is a fine invention
6.26 55
46. Charles Bukowski poet Bluebird by Charles Bukowski
there's a bluebird in my heart that
wants to get out
7.23 30
47. Walt Whitman poet A Clear Midnight by Walt Whitman
THIS is thy hour O Soul, thy free flight into the wordless,
Away from books, away from art, the day erased, the lesson done,
7.20 55
48. Derek Walcott poet Love After Love by Derek Walcott
The time will come
when, with elation
8.27 57
49. Lewis Carroll poet Jabberwocky by Lewis Carroll
'Twas brillig, and the slithy toves
Did gyre and gimble in the wabe:
8.38 58
50. William Shakespeare poet Shall I Compare Thee To A Summer's Day? (Sonnet 18) by William Shakespeare
Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?
Thou art more lovely and more temperate.
8.56 73
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