Top 500 Poems


 

# Poet Poem User Rating Comment Count
51. 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
52. Joyce Kilmer poet Trees by Joyce Kilmer
I think that I shall never see
A poem lovely as a tree.
8.44 73
53. Edwin Arlington Robinson poet Richard Cory by Edwin Arlington Robinson
Whenever Richard Cory went down town,
We people on the pavement looked at him:
8.13 95
54. Gwendolyn Brooks poet We Real Cool by Gwendolyn Brooks
The Pool Players.
Seven at the Golden Shovel.
8.16 43
55. Elizabeth Bishop poet One Art by Elizabeth Bishop
The art of losing isn't hard to master;
so many things seem filled with the intent
9.27 50
56. 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
7.80 34
57. Paul Laurence Dunbar poet We Wear The Mask by Paul Laurence Dunbar
We wear the mask that grins and lies,
It hides our cheeks and shades our eyes,--
8.77 78
58. John Keats poet Bright Star by John Keats

Bright star, would I were stedfast as thou art--
7.25 52
59. Percy Bysshe Shelley poet Love's Philosophy by Percy Bysshe Shelley
The fountains mingle with the river,
And the rivers with the ocean;
8.49 74
60. Billy Collins poet Forgetfulness by Billy Collins
The name of the author is the first to go
followed obediently by the title, the plot,
8.98 33
61. William Butler Yeats poet When You Are Old by William Butler Yeats
WHEN you are old and grey and full of sleep,
And nodding by the fire, take down this book,
9.47 40
62. Roger McGough poet First Day At School by Roger McGough
A millionbillionwillion miles from home
Waiting for the bell to go. (To go where?)
7.67 44
63. Ella Wheeler Wilcox poet Solitude by Ella Wheeler Wilcox
Laugh, and the world laughs with you;
Weep, and you weep alone.
9.41 43
64. John Donne poet Death Be Not Proud by John Donne
Death be not proud, though some have called thee
Mighty and dreadfull, for, thou art not soe,
7.55 50
65. Alexander Sergeyevich Pushkin poet I Loved You by Alexander Sergeyevich Pushkin
I loved you, and I probably still do,
And for a while the feeling may remain...
7.91 51
66. Roald Dahl poet Hot And Cold by Roald Dahl
A woman who my mother knows
Came in and took off all her clothes.
6.72 22
67. John Clare poet I Am by John Clare
I am: yet what I am none cares or knows,
My friends forsake me like a memory lost;
8.37 55
68. Robert Burns poet A Red, Red Rose by Robert Burns
O my Luve's like a red, red rose
That's newly sprung in June;
7.31 55
69. Billy Collins poet Another Reason Why I Don'T Keep A Gun In The House by Billy Collins
The neighbors' dog will not stop barking.
He is barking the same high, rhythmic bark
8.13 28
70. Spike Milligan poet A Silly Poem by Spike Milligan
Said Hamlet to Ophelia,
I'll draw a sketch of thee,
8.04 35
71. Howard Simon poet ~the Power Of A Tear~ by Howard Simon Gold Star - 19,274 Points
Pounds of pain punctured my progress
Tons of trouble terminated my tranquility
9.32 524
72. William Blake poet Auguries Of Innocence by William Blake
To see a World in a Grain of Sand
And a Heaven in a Wild Flower,
7.81 29
73. Dr. Antony Theodore poet If You Die Before Me by Dr. Antony Theodore Gold Star - 94,013 Points
If you die before me
I would jump down into your grave
9.49 903
74. Naseer Ahmed Nasir poet Dreams Lost In Water by Naseer Ahmed Nasir Freshman - 622 Points
No distance ever separates
Dreams and desires
8.63 355
75. Billy Collins poet Introduction To Poetry by Billy Collins
I ask them to take a poem
and hold it up to the light
8.82 36
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