Top 500 Poems


 

# Poet Poem User Rating Comment Count
326. Rupert Brooke poet 1914 I: Peace by Rupert Brooke
Now, God be thanked Who has watched us with His hour,
And caught our youth, and wakened us from sleeping,
6.36 14
327. Theodore Roethke poet I Knew A Woman by Theodore Roethke
I knew a woman, lovely in her bones,
When small birds sighed, she would sigh back at them;
8.18 11
328. Katharine Lee Bates poet America The Beautiful by Katharine Lee Bates
O beautiful for spacious skies,
For amber waves of grain,
5.95 25
329. Allan Ahlberg poet Please Mrs Butler by Allan Ahlberg
Please Mrs Butler
This boy Derek Drew
8.28 10
330. Sara Teasdale poet There Will Come Soft Rain by Sara Teasdale
There will come soft rain and the smell of the ground,
And swallows circling with their shimmering sound;
8.73 14
331. Donald Hall poet Affirmation by Donald Hall
To grow old is to lose everything.
Aging, everybody knows it.
6.49 7
332. 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
333. Kenneth Slessor poet Five Bells by Kenneth Slessor
Time that is moved by little fidget wheels
Is not my time, the flood that does not flow.
6.12 7
334. William Stafford poet Ask Me by William Stafford
Some time when the river is ice ask me
mistakes I have made. Ask me whether
7.33 7
335. Sathya Narayana poet My Dark Nights by Sathya Narayana Gold Star - 5,529 Points
At the distant verge of the horizon
slowly submerging is the weary Sun
9.00 113
336. Donald Hall poet An Old Life by Donald Hall
Snow fell in the night.
At five-fifteen I woke to a bluish
6.21 11
337. Nizar Qabbani poet In The Summer by Nizar Qabbani
In the summer
I stretch out on the shore
6.64 10
338. Randall Jarrell poet The Death Of The Ball Turret Gunner by Randall Jarrell
From my mother's sleep I fell into the State,
And I hunched in its belly till my wet fur froze.
8.21 4
339. 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
340. Countee Cullen poet A Brown Girl Dead by Countee Cullen
With two white roses on her breasts,
White candles at head and feet,
6.87 7
341. Seamus Heaney poet Blackberry-Picking by Seamus Heaney Rookie
Late August, given heavy rain and sun
For a full week, the blackberries would ripen.
7.44 11
342. Leonard Cohen poet Dance Me To The End Of Love by Leonard Cohen
Dance me to your beauty with a burning violin
Dance me through the panic 'til I'm gathered safely in
7.36 13
343. John Boyle O'Reilly poet A White Rose by John Boyle O'Reilly
THE red rose whispers of passion,
And the white rose breathes of love;
6.94 15
344. John McCrae poet Anarchy by John McCrae
I saw a city filled with lust and shame,
Where men, like wolves, slunk through the grim half-light;
6.67 23
345. Muriel Stuart poet In The Orchard by Muriel Stuart
'I thought you loved me.' 'No, it was only fun.'
'When we stood there, closer than all?' 'Well, the harvest moon
6.88 20
346. Sylvia Plath poet Ariel by Sylvia Plath
Stasis in darkness.
Then the substanceless blue
7.62 9
347. 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
348. Anne Sexton poet A Story For Rose On The Midnight Flight To Boston by Anne Sexton
Until tonight they were separate specialties,
different stories, the best of their own worst.
5.56 9
349. Christopher Marlowe poet Hero And Leander by Christopher Marlowe
It lies not in our power to love or hate,
For will in us is over-rul'd by fate.
6.78 18
350. Matsuo Basho poet Autumn Moonlight by Matsuo Basho
Autumn moonlight--
a worm digs silently
6.24 9
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