Top 500 Poems


 

# Poet Poem User Rating Comment Count
26. William Shakespeare poet All The World's A Stage by William Shakespeare
All the world's a stage,
And all the men and women merely players;
7.91 330
27. John Donne poet No Man Is An Island by John Donne
No man is an island,
Entire of itself,
7.87 154
28. Roger McGough poet The Lesson by Roger McGough
Chaos ruled OK in the classroom
as bravely the teacher walked in
7.90 158
29. Alfred Noyes poet The Highwayman by Alfred Noyes
PART ONE
I
9.01 293
30. Howard Simon poet ~ I Choose The Mountain~ by Howard Simon Gold Star - 30,947 Points
The low lands call
I am tempted to answer
9.04 1,498
31. Walt Whitman poet O Captain! My Captain! by Walt Whitman

O CAPTAIN! my Captain! our fearful trip is done;
8.48 147
32. Charles Bukowski poet Alone With Everybody by Charles Bukowski
the flesh covers the bone
and they put a mind
7.60 99
33. Derek Walcott poet Love After Love by Derek Walcott
The time will come
when, with elation
8.30 531
34. 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
7.43 111
35. Spike Milligan poet On The Ning Nang Nong by Spike Milligan
On the Ning Nang Nong
Where the Cows go Bong!
8.48 110
36. Roald Dahl poet The Pig by Roald Dahl
In England once there lived a big
And wonderfully clever pig.
8.29 144
37. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow poet A Psalm Of Life by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Tell me not, in mournful numbers,
Life is but an empty dream!
7.45 194
38. Emily Dickinson poet "Why Do I Love" You, Sir? by Emily Dickinson
480
"Why do I love" You, Sir?
6.57 120
39. William Shakespeare poet A Fairy Song by William Shakespeare
Over hill, over dale,
Thorough bush, thorough brier,
7.46 216
40. Roger McGough poet First Day At School by Roger McGough
A millionbillionwillion miles from home
Waiting for the bell to go. (To go where?)
7.75 132
41. 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
7.94 86
42. 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
7.67 160
43. Christina Georgina Rossetti poet Remember by Christina Georgina Rossetti
Remember me when I am gone away,
Gone far away into the silent land;
7.63 89
44. Emily Dickinson poet "Nature" Is What We See by Emily Dickinson
668
"Nature" is what we see—
6.38 220
45. Lewis Carroll poet Jabberwocky by Lewis Carroll
'Twas brillig, and the slithy toves
Did gyre and gimble in the wabe:
8.37 100
46. Dylan Thomas poet And Death Shall Have No Dominion by Dylan Thomas
And death shall have no dominion.
Dead man naked they shall be one
7.89 71
47. William Blake poet The Tyger by William Blake
Tyger! Tyger! burning bright,
In the forests of the night,
7.57 99
48. Charles Bukowski poet Bluebird by Charles Bukowski
there's a bluebird in my heart that
wants to get out
7.31 61
49. 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
8.40 110
50. Muzahidul Reza poet Mediterranean Girl's War Phobia by Muzahidul Reza Gold Star - 266,758 Points
Indoors by technology, outdoors by speedy transport
I travel the world
8.18 1,050