Top 500 Poems


 

# Poet Poem User Rating Comment Count
76. 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 51
77. 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 29
78. Howard Simon poet ~the Power Of A Tear~ by Howard Simon Gold Star - 19,668 Points
Pounds of pain punctured my progress
Tons of trouble terminated my tranquility
9.34 540
79. 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,
7.62 28
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,
7.22 45
81. 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.
8.17 47
82. yoonoos peerbocus poet A Baby's View Of Abortion by yoonoos peerbocus Gold Star - 10,944 Points
I came as tomorrow
Swaddled in innocence
8.29 369
83. Chinedu Dike poet Mandela - The Immortal Icon by Chinedu Dike Gold Star - 113,793 Points
The Peace Warrior Of Mzansi, among heroes - A Colossus!
Sun Of The Nation; A rare gift of Providence.
8.82 1,288
84. 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 39
85. 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 38
86. 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,
9.03 24
87. William Butler Yeats poet A Drinking Song by William Butler Yeats
WINE comes in at the mouth
And love comes in at the eye;
7.44 33
88. Dylan Thomas poet A Child's Christmas In Wales by Dylan Thomas
One Christmas was so much like another, in those years around the sea-town corner now and out of all sound except the distant speaking of the voices I sometimes hear a moment before sleep, that I can never remember whether it snowed for six days and six nights when I was twelve or whether it snowed for twelve days and twelve nights when I was six.
All the Christmases roll down toward the two-tongued sea, like a cold and headlong moon bundling down the sky that was our street; and they stop at the rim of the ice-edged fish-freezing waves, and I plunge my hands in the snow and bring out whatever I can find. In goes my hand into that wool-white bell-tongued ball of holidays resting at the rim of the carol-singing sea, and out come Mrs. Prothero and the firemen.
6.49 27
89. Leo Marks poet The Life That I Have by Leo Marks
The life that I have
Is all that I have
8.79 44
90. Frank James Ryan Jr (FjR) poet ' Emeralds And Black Diamonds... by Frank James Ryan Jr (FjR) Gold Star - 101,755 Points
Lie down lass, with me, in sage green meadows
Your blouse flouncing open, in the teasing breeze
6.59 197
91. 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,
8.35 108
92. 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
93. Marge Piercy poet Barbie Doll by Marge Piercy
This girlchild was born as usual
and presented dolls that did pee-pee
8.07 34
94. Fabrizio Frosini poet Nocturnal Snowing by Fabrizio Frosini Gold Star - 156,774 Points
«Let this fluffy snow fall upon our
Dreams and make them shine! »
9.67 215
95. Muzahidul Reza poet Mediterranean Girl's War Phobia by Muzahidul Reza Gold Star - 116,662 Points
Indoor by technology, outdoor by speedy transport
I travel the world
9.35 1,252
96. 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 58
97. 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 37
98. Henry David Thoreau poet Friendship by Henry David Thoreau
I think awhile of Love, and while I think,
Love is to me a world,
7.41 48
99. Jack Prelutsky poet Last Night I Dreamed Of Chickens by Jack Prelutsky
Last night I dreamed of chickens,
there were chickens everywhere,
7.86 36
100. Fabrizio Frosini poet Tenderness by Fabrizio Frosini Gold Star - 156,774 Points
Yearning for tenderness.
The one lost —It's so long -so long
9.51 217
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