Top 500 Poems


# Poet Poem User Rating Comment Count
476. Jack Gilbert poet Rain by Jack Gilbert
Suddenly this defeat.
This rain.
6.49 13
477. Ella Wheeler Wilcox poet A Fallen Leaf by Ella Wheeler Wilcox
A trusting little leaf of green,
A bold audacious frost;
6.12 15
478. George Herbert poet Affliction by George Herbert
When thou didst entice to thee my heart,
I thought the service brave:
5.88 13
479. May Swenson poet Question by May Swenson
Body my house
my horse my hound
6.66 19
480. 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
481. Francis Duggan poet Racism Is Around Me Everywhere by Francis Duggan Gold Star - 129,688 Points
Of human ignorance I am almost in despair
For racism is around me everywhere
8.31 36
482. Abdul Wahab poet >≫≫I Want To Die by Abdul Wahab Gold Star - 20,667 Points
Heavenly cursed and heavily sinned I
No more i like to add them, so, I want to die
8.57 102
483. 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 Her clothes are out of date.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 13
484. 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 18
485. Thomas Stearns Eliot poet Ash Wednesday by Thomas Stearns Eliot
Because I do not hope to turn again
9.45 21
486. Richard Lovelace poet " To His Fairest Valentine Mrs. A. L. by Richard Lovelace
"Come, pretty birds, present your lays,
And learn to chaunt a goddess praise;
5.88 12
487. Sir Thomas Wyatt poet Is It Possible by Sir Thomas Wyatt
Is it possible
That so high debate,
6.80 27
488. Stephen Crane poet A Man Said To The Universe: by Stephen Crane
A man said to the universe:
"Sir I exist!"
5.86 7
489. 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
6.05 12
490. Henry Lawson poet Faces In The Street by Henry Lawson

They lie, the men who tell us in a loud decisive tone
7.09 17
491. Donald Hall poet Affirmation by Donald Hall
To grow old is to lose everything.
Aging, everybody knows it.
6.49 7
492. Donald Hall poet Name Of Horses by Donald Hall
All winter your brute shoulders strained against collars, padding
and steerhide over the ash hames, to haul
6.49 8
493. Anne Bradstreet poet In Reference To Her Children by Anne Bradstreet
I had eight birds hatched in one nest,
Four cocks there were, and hens the rest.
6.30 19
494. jim foulk poet Lonely Am I by jim foulk Rookie
Lonely are the nights
Lonely are the days
8.84 32
495. Charles Simic poet Against Winter by Charles Simic
The truth is dark under your eyelids.
What are you going to do about it?
8.23 11
496. Emma Lazarus poet The New Colossus by Emma Lazarus
Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame,
With conquering limbs astride from land to land;
6.72 9
497. Louise Gluck poet A Fantasy by Louise Gluck
I'll tell you something: every day
people are dying. And that's just the beginning.
7.41 11
498. Kabir poet Abode Of The Beloved by Kabir
Oh Companion That Abode Is Unmatched,
Where My Complete Beloved Is.
6.34 22
499. John McCrae poet The Hope Of My Heart by John McCrae
"Delicta juventutis et ignorantius ejus, quoesumus ne memineris, Domine."
I left, to earth, a little maiden fair,
7.53 21
500. Keith Douglas poet Vergissmeinnicht by Keith Douglas
Three weeks gone and the combatants gone
returning over the nightmare ground
7.98 9
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