Top 500 Poems


 

# Poet Poem User Rating Comment Count
76. Naseer Ahmed Nasir poet Dreams Lost In Water by Naseer Ahmed Nasir Freshman - 622 Points
No distance ever separates
Dreams and desires
8.65 360
77. Elizabeth Bishop poet I Am In Need Of Music by Elizabeth Bishop
I am in need of music that would flow
Over my fretful, feeling fingertips,
7.64 26
78. 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 38
79. Wilfred Owen poet Anthem For Doomed Youth by Wilfred Owen
What passing-bells for these who die as cattle?
Only the monstrous anger of the guns.
7.43 36
80. John Keats poet When I Have Fears by John Keats
When I have fears that I may cease to be
Before my pen has glean'd my teeming brain,
7.20 41
81. Howard Simon poet ~the Power Of A Tear~ by Howard Simon Gold Star - 19,635 Points
Pounds of pain punctured my progress
Tons of trouble terminated my tranquility
9.34 534
82. William Butler Yeats poet He Wishes For The Cloths Of Heaven by William Butler Yeats
HAD I the heavens' embroidered cloths,
Enwrought with golden and silver light,
9.04 21
83. yoonoos peerbocus poet A Baby's View Of Abortion by yoonoos peerbocus Gold Star - 10,618 Points
I came as tomorrow
Swaddled in innocence
8.29 368
84. William Henry Davies poet Leisure by William Henry Davies
What is this life if, full of care,
We have no time to stand and stare.
8.14 42
85. Jack Prelutsky poet Be Glad Your Nose Is On Your Face by Jack Prelutsky
Be glad your nose is on your face,
not pasted on some other place,
8.09 25
86. Leo Marks poet The Life That I Have by Leo Marks
The life that I have
Is all that I have
8.79 33
87. Walter de la Mare poet The Listeners by Walter de la Mare
"Is there anybody there?" said the Traveller,
Knocking on the moonlit door;
7.36 34
88. Fabrizio Frosini poet Nocturnal Snowing by Fabrizio Frosini Gold Star - 154,951 Points
«Let this fluffy snow fall upon our
Dreams and make them shine! »
9.67 204
89. Jack Prelutsky poet Last Night I Dreamed Of Chickens by Jack Prelutsky
Last night I dreamed of chickens,
there were chickens everywhere,
7.86 35
90. Ernestine Northover poet Hold You In My Smile by Ernestine Northover Veteran Poet - 1,353 Points
Sweet moment, stay with me,
and pray do not flee so soon,
8.36 99
91. Walt Whitman poet A Child Said, What Is The Grass? by Walt Whitman
A child said, What is the grass? fetching it to me with full
hands;
6.67 27
92. Vikram Seth poet All You Who Sleep Tonight by Vikram Seth
All you who sleep tonight
Far from the ones you love,
8.57 47
93. Benjamin Zephaniah poet The British by Benjamin Zephaniah
Take some Picts, Celts and Silures
And let them settle,
6.99 28
94. John Milton poet On His Blindness by John Milton
When I consider how my light is spent
Ere half my days in this dark world and wide,
6.24 32
95. Stevie Smith poet Not Waving But Drowning by Stevie Smith
Nobody heard him, the dead man,
But still he lay moaning:
8.32 22
96. Ogden Nash poet A Word To Husbands by Ogden Nash
To keep your marriage brimming
With love in the loving cup,
7.33 24
97. William Carlos Williams poet The Red Wheelbarrow by William Carlos Williams
so much depends
upon
7.30 32
98. Rupert Brooke poet 1914 V: The Soldier by Rupert Brooke
If I should die, think only this of me:
That there's some corner of a foreign field
6.99 52
99. Jennifer Rondeau poet Fallen Angel by Jennifer Rondeau Rookie - 309 Points
I have fallen from sky,
Fallen to the ground,
8.19 98
100. Marge Piercy poet Barbie Doll by Marge Piercy
This girlchild was born as usual
and presented dolls that did pee-pee
8.06 33
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