Top 500 Poems


 

# Poet Poem User Rating Comment Count
251. Omar Khayyam poet The Rubaiyat Of Omar Khayyam by Omar Khayyam
<i>Translated into English in 1859 by Edward FitzGerald</i>
I.
7.56 10
252. Edward Thomas poet Rain by Edward Thomas
Rain, midnight rain, nothing but the wild rain
On this bleak hut, and solitude, and me
7.09 26
253. Lawrence Ferlinghetti poet The World Is A Beautiful Place by Lawrence Ferlinghetti
The world is a beautiful place
to be born into
8.42 9
254. 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,
5.79 21
255. Anne Sexton poet After Auschwitz by Anne Sexton
Anger,
as black as a hook,
7.13 18
256. Thomas Hardy poet "Between Us Now" by Thomas Hardy
Between us now and here -
   Two thrown together
6.17 10
257. Hilaire Belloc poet Rebecca by Hilaire Belloc
Who Slammed Doors For Fun And Perished Miserably
A trick that everyone abhors
5.87 20
258. Samuel Taylor Coleridge poet The Suicide's Argument by Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Ere the birth of my life, if I wished it or no
No question was asked me--it could not be so !
6.81 35
259. James Whitcomb Riley poet A Life-Lesson by James Whitcomb Riley
There! little girl; don't cry!
They have broken your doll, I know;
6.79 30
260. Jimmy Santiago Baca poet I Am Offering This Poem by Jimmy Santiago Baca
I am offering this poem to you,
since I have nothing else to give.
8.09 25
261. Federico García Lorca poet Ballad Of The Moon by Federico García Lorca
translated by Will Kirkland
The moon came into the forge
5.82 18
262. Andrew Marvell poet To His Coy Mistress by Andrew Marvell
Had we but World enough, and Time,
This coyness Lady were no crime.
8.37 24
263. Constantine P. Cavafy poet Ithaca by Constantine P. Cavafy
When you set out for Ithaka
ask that your way be long,
7.43 13
264. Gerard Manley Hopkins poet Heaven-Haven by Gerard Manley Hopkins
I have desired to go
Where springs not fail,
5.81 24
265. Allen Ginsberg poet Father Death Blues by Allen Ginsberg
Hey Father Death, I'm flying home
Hey poor man, you're all alone
7.13 9
266. Edmund Spenser poet Ice And Fire by Edmund Spenser
My love is like to ice, and I to fire:
How comes it then that this her cold so great
7.03 20
267. 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 30
268. Geoffrey Chaucer poet Rondel Of Merciless Beauty by Geoffrey Chaucer
Your two great eyes will slay me suddenly;
Their beauty shakes me who was once serene;
7.21 28
269. Tony Harrison poet Long Distance Ii by Tony Harrison
Though my mother was already two years dead
Dad kept her slippers warming by the gas,
6.97 26
270. 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
6.93 23
271. Hilaire Belloc poet The Frog by Hilaire Belloc
Be kind and tender to the Frog,
And do not call him names,
6.74 18
272. Matthew Arnold poet A Wish by Matthew Arnold
I ask not that my bed of death
From bands of greedy heirs be free;
6.23 27
273. Edgar Albert Guest poet See It Through by Edgar Albert Guest
When you're up against a trouble,
Meet it squarely, face to face;
8.04 11
274. John Ronald Reuel Tolkien poet I Sit And Think by John Ronald Reuel Tolkien
I sit beside the fire and think
of all that I have seen,
8.45 9
275. Wallace Stevens poet The Emperor Of Ice-Cream by Wallace Stevens
Call the roller of big cigars,
The muscular one, and bid him whip
8.61 16
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