Top 500 Poems


 

# Poet Poem User Rating Comment Count
476. Wislawa Szymborska poet Some Like Poetry by Wislawa Szymborska
Some -
thus not all. Not even the majority of all but the minority.
7.30 14
477. Mirza Ghalib poet Heart It Is, Not A Brick Or Stone by Mirza Ghalib
Heart it is, not a brick or stone
Why shouldn't it feel the pain?
6.13 22
478. Sir Walter Raleigh poet The Conclusion by Sir Walter Raleigh
EVEN such is Time, that takes in trust
Our youth, our joys, our all we have,
6.32 17
479. David Berman poet Self-Portrait At 28 by David Berman
I know it's a bad title
but I'm giving it to myself as a gift
9.39 11
480. Dante Gabriel Rossetti poet Autumn Song by Dante Gabriel Rossetti
Know'st thou not at the fall of the leaf
How the heart feels a languid grief
6.32 18
481. Mark Twain poet Genius by Mark Twain
Genius, like gold and precious stones,
is chiefly prized because of its rarity.
7.78 32
482. 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
7.48 10
483. Robert Herrick poet To The Virgins, Make Much Of Time by Robert Herrick
Gather ye rose-buds while ye may:
Old Time is still a-flying;
7.69 8
484. Joseph Brodsky poet A Song by Joseph Brodsky
I wish you were here, dear,
I wish you were here.
8.00 15
485. 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
486. Chinedu Dike poet The Phoenix Strangler by Chinedu Dike Gold Star - 140,961 Points
With promise of job,
he lured her into a cane field.
9.32 179
487. 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 7
488. Mary Havran poet Before The Dawn by Mary Havran Rookie
Before dawn wind rushes
driving night’s chill westward
9.40 31
489. Lucille Clifton poet Good Times by Lucille Clifton
my daddy has paid the rent
and the insurance man is gone
7.69 7
490. Gertrude Stein poet Daughter by Gertrude Stein
Why is the world at peace.
This may astonish you a little but when you realise how
5.42 14
491. George Herbert poet Affliction by George Herbert
When thou didst entice to thee my heart,
I thought the service brave:
5.88 14
492. Galway Kinnell poet Wait by Galway Kinnell
Wait, for now.
Distrust everything, if you have to.
6.19 8
493. Denise Levertov poet What Were They Like? by Denise Levertov
Did the people of Viet Nam
use lanterns of stone?
5.82 2
494. arianna loshnowsky poet Funny... But Not by arianna loshnowsky Rookie
it's funny how hello is always accompanied with goodbye
it's funny how good memories can start to make you cry
9.04 27
495. 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
496. Gerard Manley Hopkins poet The Alchemist In The City by Gerard Manley Hopkins
My window shews the travelling clouds,
Leaves spent, new seasons, alter'd sky,
6.32 17
497. Lucille Clifton poet I Am Accused Of Tending To The Past by Lucille Clifton
i am accused of tending to the past
as if i made it,
8.30 7
498. Donald Hall poet An Old Life by Donald Hall
Snow fell in the night.
At five-fifteen I woke to a bluish
6.21 12
499. Sandra Feldman poet Lonely Moon by Sandra Feldman Gold Star - 110,325 Points
The Moon will shine,
Without your smile,
9.25 101
500. 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 14
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