Top 500 Poems


 

# Poet Poem User Rating Comment Count
226. Cecil Frances Alexander poet Maker Of Heaven And Earth (All Things Bright And Beautiful) by Cecil Frances Alexander
All things bright and beautiful,
All creatures great and small,
7.49 45
227. Ezra Pound poet A Pact by Ezra Pound
I make a pact with you, Walt Whitman -
I have detested you long enough.
5.87 14
228. Rainer Maria Rilke poet Black Cat by Rainer Maria Rilke
A ghost, though invisible, still is like a place
your sight can knock on, echoing; but here
6.51 36
229. Jazib Kamalvi poet Love And Lust by Jazib Kamalvi Gold Star - 187,220 Points
Love and lust are poles apart.
Lust is chaos, love is art.
8.48 1,719
230. Edwin Muir poet The Horses by Edwin Muir
Barely a twelvemonth after
The seven days war that put the world to sleep,
7.85 45
231. Brian Patten poet And Nothing Is Ever As You Want It To Be by Brian Patten
You lose your love for her and then
It is her who is lost,
8.99 19
232. Marieta Maglas poet Your Words Of Love by Marieta Maglas Gold Star - 10,346 Points
I have seemingly missed your words of love,
Those words that were written in the sand
9.65 238
233. Dr. Antony Theodore poet I Am Your Baby, Mum by Dr. Antony Theodore Gold Star - 364,467 Points
I am your baby Mum.
I did not come on my own Mum.
9.63 860
234. Sarojini Naidu poet Palanquin Bearers by Sarojini Naidu
Lightly, O lightly we bear her along,
She sways like a flower in the wind of our song;
7.48 38
235. Ezra Pound poet In A Station Of The Metro by Ezra Pound
The apparition of these faces in the crowd;
petals on a wet, black bough.
7.77 22
236. Phillis Wheatley poet On Being Brought From Africa To America by Phillis Wheatley
'Twas mercy brought me from my Pagan land,
Taught my benighted soul to understand
6.97 37
237. Nikki Giovanni poet Balances by Nikki Giovanni
In life
one is always
8.13 32
238. Richard Wilbur poet Boy At The Window by Richard Wilbur
Seeing the snowman standing all alone
In dusk and cold is more than he can bear.
7.76 46
239. Michael Shepherd poet Love Love Love by Michael Shepherd Rookie
Oh it's so easy to say -
'Give what you think you lack -
6.45 50
240. Robert Browning poet Life In A Love by Robert Browning
Escape me?
Never---
6.44 42
241. Li Po poet Amidst The Flowers A Jug Of Wine by Li Po
Amidst the flowers a jug of wine,
I pour alone lacking companionship.
5.86 29
242. Simon Armitage poet Poem by Simon Armitage
And if it snowed and snow covered the drive
he took a spade and tossed it to one side.
7.06 20
243. Linda Pastan poet To A Daughter Leaving Home by Linda Pastan
When I taught you
at eight to ride
7.60 34
244. Derek Walcott poet Midsummer, Tobago by Derek Walcott
Broad sun-stoned beaches.
White heat.
5.92 75
245. Matthew Arnold poet Growing Old by Matthew Arnold
What is it to grow old?
Is it to lose the glory of the form,
6.17 18
246. Dorothea Mackeller poet My Country by Dorothea Mackeller
The love of field and coppice
Of green and shaded lanes,
6.74 115
247. Samuel Taylor Coleridge poet The Rime Of The Ancient Mariner by Samuel Taylor Coleridge
IN SEVEN PARTS
Facile credo, plures esse Naturas invisibiles quam visibiles in rerum
7.46 13
248. Oscar Wilde poet A Vision by Oscar Wilde
Two crowned Kings, and One that stood alone
With no green weight of laurels round his head,
5.81 23
249. Sharon Olds poet The Unborn by Sharon Olds
Sometimes I can almost see, around our heads,
Like gnats around a streetlight in summer,
7.61 32
250. Jack Kerouac poet Haiku (Birds Singing...) by Jack Kerouac
Birds singing
in the dark
—Rainy dawn.
6.58 41
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