Top 500 Poems


 

# Poet Poem User Rating Comment Count
276. Michael Rosen poet Down Behind The Dustbin by Michael Rosen
Down behind the dustbin
I met a dog called Ted.
6.59 8
277. Ted Hughes poet Hawk Roosting by Ted Hughes
I sit in the top of the wood, my eyes closed.
Inaction, no falsifying dream
7.83 7
278. Michael Shepherd poet Love Love Love by Michael Shepherd Rookie
Oh it's so easy to say -
'Give what you think you lack -
6.42 36
279. T. S. Eliot poet The Love Song Of J. Alfred Prufrock by T. S. Eliot
S'io credesse che mia risposta fosse
A persona che mai tornasse al mondo,
9.33 18
280. Phillis Wheatley poet On Imagination by Phillis Wheatley
THY various works, imperial queen, we see,
How bright their forms! how deck'd with pomp
5.27 19
281. Hilaire Belloc poet Rebecca by Hilaire Belloc
Who Slammed Doors For Fun And Perished Miserably
A trick that everyone abhors
5.87 20
282. Wislawa Szymborska poet Under One Small Star by Wislawa Szymborska
My apologies to chance for calling it necessity.
My apologies to necessity if I'm mistaken, after all.
9.26 12
283. Sylvia Plath poet A Birthday Present by Sylvia Plath
What is this, behind this veil, is it ugly, is it beautiful?
It is shimmering, has it breasts, has it edges?
6.92 9
284. Sylvia Plath poet Ariel by Sylvia Plath
Stasis in darkness.
Then the substanceless blue
7.62 9
285. Henry Lawson poet Faces In The Street by Henry Lawson

They lie, the men who tell us in a loud decisive tone
7.09 17
286. Gary Soto poet Saturday At The Canal by Gary Soto
I was hoping to be happy by seventeen.
School was a sharp check mark in the roll book,
7.40 8
287. Federico García Lorca poet Before The Dawn by Federico García Lorca
But like love
the archers
6.14 16
288. 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;
7.27 11
289. Ralph Waldo Emerson poet Give All To Love by Ralph Waldo Emerson
Give all to love;
Obey thy heart;
6.55 15
290. James Whitcomb Riley poet A Life-Lesson by James Whitcomb Riley
There! little girl; don't cry!
They have broken your doll, I know;
6.76 24
291. Charles Baudelaire poet Get Drunk by Charles Baudelaire
Always be drunk.
That's it!
6.92 7
292. Simon Armitage poet I Say I Say I Say by Simon Armitage
Anyone here had a go at themselves
for a laugh? Anyone opened their wrists
8.37 16
293. Wallace Stevens poet Sunday Morning by Wallace Stevens
1
Complacencies of the peignoir, and late
8.71 14
294. Henry Lawson poet Andy's Gone With Cattle by Henry Lawson

Our Andy's gone to battle now
6.17 20
295. Antonio Machado poet Last Night As I Was Sleeping by Antonio Machado
Last night as I was sleeping,
I dreamt—marvelous error!—
7.38 17
296. Edward Thomas poet Like The Touch Of Rain by Edward Thomas
Like the touch of rain she was
On a man's flesh and hair and eyes
6.81 24
297. Edgar Albert Guest poet See It Through by Edgar Albert Guest
When you're up against a trouble,
Meet it squarely, face to face;
8.00 7
298. Mohammad Akmal Nazir poet *a Humble Complaint* by Mohammad Akmal Nazir Rookie - 13 Points
You could have been more polite observing me,
Your harsh words have left
8.74 230
299. Thomas Gray poet Elegy Written In A Country Churchyard by Thomas Gray
The Curfew tolls the knell of parting day,
The lowing herd wind slowly o'er the lea,
7.51 18
300. Ted Hughes poet Wind by Ted Hughes
This house has been far out at sea all night,
The woods crashing through darkness, the booming hills,
7.72 10
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